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Why Tanguy Kouassi decided to join Bayern Munich

RMC Sport and L’Équipe have today reported the reasons behind 18-year-old PSG central defender Tanguy Kouassi’s decision to leave the Ligue 1 champions from Bayern Munich on a 5-year contract.

After spending a long time thinking about it, Kouassi has chosen Bayern – he is expected to arrive in Munich in the coming weeks to undergo a medical and sign his new contract.

Less than one week after informing PSG that he did not want to sign a professional contract with them, he has chosen the Bundesliga champions, despite a number of clubs’ best efforts to convince him to change his mind in recent days.

Kouassi is seeking stability, which was his number one criteria for his new club, over the financial terms, because PSG’s proposal would have seen him remunerated better.

It wasn’t even purely a matter of playing time either, at Bayern he is going to have to earn his place in a squad full of intense competition.

At PSG, Leonardo and Thomas Tuchel’s discourse impressed the teen, but the uncertainty over both of their long-term futures at the club weighed very heavily in Kouassi’s decision – PSG has seen 5 changes of Sporting Directors in 5 years and 4 managers during that time.

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