Tipped to form an attacking duo with Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr, talented Moussa Diaby has chosen a different path for his career. At 24 years old, the striker, who has been a standout for Bayer Leverkusen in recent years, has accepted an offer from Aston Villa and will play in the Premier League in the upcoming 2023/24 season.
According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa has offered a sum exceeding 50 million euros to Bayer Leverkusen for Diaby, who is expected to sign a contract until June 2028. The player arrives as the main reinforcement for the English club in this European season.
Since joining Bayer Leverkusen, he has become one of the most exciting attacking talents in the Bundesliga, scoring 49 goals and providing 48 assists in 172 games. Besides the interest from the Arab football market, Moussa Diaby had also been linked with Real Madrid, although no formal proposal was made by the Spanish club.
Moussa Diaby possesses several technical qualities
Notably speed, skill, and dribbling ability, making him a dangerous forward for opposing defenses. He began his career in the youth ranks of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), one of France’s top clubs.
In 2017, at the age of 18, he made his professional debut for PSG. However, in search of more playing opportunities, he transferred to Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2019. At Bayer Leverkusen, Diaby had the chance to showcase his talent and quickly became an important piece in the team.
His ability to play both as a winger and as a forward provided versatility to the German team’s attack. He contributed with goals and assists, demonstrating his offensive potential. Throughout his career, Diaby also made a name for himself in the French youth national teams, representing the country in several junior competitions.
Given his promising profile and consistent performances, it is likely that Moussa Diaby will continue to grow as a player and establish himself as a relevant figure in European football in the coming years. At Aston Villa, the star will have the opportunity to showcase his potential in the Premier League.