OFFICIAL: El Chadaille Bitshiabu joins RB Leipzig

El Chadaille Bitshiabu, PSG, RB Leipzig
El Chadaille Bitshiabu, PSG, RB Leipzig / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

After the first reports discussing the news emerged a few days ago following whispers already popping up throughout the second half of last season, PSG confirmed the sale of young defender El Chadaille Bitshiabu to German side RB Leipzig on Tuesday, July 18.

The Bundesliga team has added the talented-yet-underperforming defender on a permanent transfer after Bitshiabu spent six years at PSG from 2017 to 2023 while navigating the Academy and youth levels of the capital club on his way to making it to the first-team squad.

El Chadaille Bitshiabu joined the PSG Academy at the age of 12 in 2017 and he finally broke for the first team last season after years spent scaling the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain's underage teams.

Following his impressive performances for the U17 and U19 teams of PSG, Bitshiabu signed his first professional contract in July 2021 and debuted in the Coupe de France.

Through his brief career at PSG, Bitshiabu appeared in a grand total of 19 games across all competitions, including 16 last year alone.

According to football insider Fabrizio Romano, PSG sold their youngster to Leipzig for a fee quoted at "€15m up to €20m." The difference between both figures should be reached via multiple bonuses if the defender can reach certain checkmarks while at Leipzig.

Romano also said that PSG included a 25% sell-on clause, which means that in the event of a re-sale by Leipzig in the future, PSG will earn 25% of the fee the German side agrees to with whoever ends up buying their former player.

According to the information known at the time of this writing, there is no buy-back clause included in El Chadaille Bitshuabu's deal with RB Leipzig, contrary to some initial reports, so PSG won't have any preference in the event of submitting an offer for the defender in the future, such as was the case with Xavi Simons and PSV.

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