Nordi Mukiele bids farewell to RB Leipzig as he nears £13m move to PSG 

Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Leo Messi of PSG
Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Leo Messi of PSG - IMAGO / NurPhoto

RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele has confirmed he is leaving the German side, with his move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain nearing completion after he travelled to Parsi for his medical yesterday.

The Frenchman who joined Leipzig from Montpellier in 2018 will join PSG for a reported £13million fee before signing a five-year deal. 

The Paris-born defender was part of a Leipzig side that reached the 2020 Champions League semi-finals while also winning the German Cup this year, the club’s first major trophy.

After flying to Paris to begin his medical, Mukiele took to social media to thank the Bundesliga side for his time at the club.

“I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me,’ Mukiele said on social media.

“You made me feel at home since the very first day I arrived and it is with a heavy heart that I leave today. I want to thank everyone involved at the club that help us reach our goals on a daily basis.

“The history we’ve built is also yours. To my brothers on the field, let’s keep this legacy alive. To the coaches and staff, I’ve had during these four seasons. THANK YOU. With you, I’ve discovered the highest levels of football. 

“Today I’m a better player but also a better human being and I’ve been able to achieve some of my personal dreams also thanks to you. Danke fur alles. Your Joker, Nordi.” 

Meanwhile, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Premier League club, Chelsea considered making a late approach for Mukiele over the weekend after missing out on Jules Kounde. But by that point, a deal had already been agreed with PSG. 

24-year-old Mukiele can play multiple positions – right-back, centre-back and right midfield – and contributed 10 goals and 11 assists in 145 appearances for RB Leipzig.