Paris Saint-Germain defender Tanguy Kouassi has decided to leave the club and join Bayern Munich on a free transfer, according to the Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano.
The highly rated 18-year-old will sign a five-year contract with the soon-to-be German champions, RMC Sport’s Mohamed Bouhafsi reports.
PSG officials are “furious” Kouassi chose not to sign his first professional contract with the capital club, Romano adds. Sporting director Leonardo reportedly made a strong push to convince the player to stay.
AC Milan and RB Leipzig were also linked with the teenager, who made 13 appearances with PSG during the 2019-20 season, including a start in the Champions League against Galatasaray.
Kouassi is the latest graduate to leave PSG. Former academy player of the year Arthur Zagre was sold to Monaco last summer. Timothy Weah, Moussa Diaby, and Christopher Nkunku also departed due to an apparent lack of playing time.
Kouassi will join former PSG player Kingsley Coman at Bayern. The winger left on a free transfer in 2014, joining Juventus before moving on to the Bundesliga giants.