According to Fabrizio Romano Édouard Michut’s loan-to-buy move to Sunderland has stalled as Paris Saint-Germain were looking to add a new clause last minute in the deal, which wasn’t accepted by the EFL Championship side. The player has returned to PSG training after being present at the Stadium of Light this weekend after having agreed personal terms with the club.
Michut was set to leave Paris Saint-Germain and join Sunderland on an initial loan move with a buy clause set at around €5m. PSG also agreed a percentage on the player’s future sale – it is not known yet the nature of the clause which they tried to modify in the last minute
A few days ago PSG rejected a first proposal from the Championship side which was believed to be a €3m fixed fee plus add-ons with a sell-on clause also included. However, since then a full agreement has been made with the player
Earlier this last week Sunderland opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain over Michut, who was reportedly the Mackems’ dream midfield signing.
Scottish champions Celtic were in advanced talks with PSG for Michut in June. The French champions are reportedly open to letting the player go, having worked with him throughout his time in their youth groups.
Although he has a contract which runs until June 2025, Michut has reportedly been seeking a permanent transfer away from the Parc des Princes, due to his frustrations at his lack of game time.
Having made his league debut in February 2021, the teenager has only accumulated a total of six top-flight appearances to date. The young attacking midfielder has however been important in PSG’s U19 squad and their European campaign, in which Michut played all six group games, as well as the Round of 16 and quarter finals.
The player was however left out of the French U19 squad for the recent European Championships held in Slovakia.