PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain have signed versatile France defender Nordi Mukiele on a five-year contract from RB Leipzig, the French champions said on Tuesday.
Mukiele, who joined Leipzig in 2018 from PSG's Ligue 1 rivals Montpellier, said farewell to the German side and their supporters on Tuesday in a social media post.
No financial details were given but media reported he had signed for 16 million euros ($16.19 million) including add ons.
"At twenty-four, the native of Montreuil is thus returning to France by committing until 2027 to Paris St Germain, finding a region he knows by heart and a club he has met several times," PSG said https://www.psg.fr/equipes/equipe-premiere/content/nordi-mukiele-retour-aux-sources-au-paris-saint-germain on their website.
Mukiele made 146 appearances for Leipzig in all competitions and helped them reach the 2020 Champions League semi-finals and win the German Cup this year, the club's first major trophy.
PSG start their league campaign on Aug. 6 at Clermont Foot, who have been promoted to the top flight for the first time.
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(Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdansk; Editing by Ken Ferris)