Man United, Barcelona loses race to sign PSG defender, Coulibaly to Dortmund

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Dortmund have successfully won the race in signing of Paris Saint-Germain defender Soumaila Coulibaly.

The 17-year-old French youth international, represented by the Portuguese sports agency Epic Sports has reached a pre-contract agreement to join the German club on a free transfer after the summer contract with PSG expires.

Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus are all clubs willing to sign with Coulibaly, but Dortmund outsmarted the football giants in the transfer market to claim one of the best young talents in Europe, ahead of next season.

Coulibaly said: “It was nice to have so much interest from so many clubs, but I cannot wait to get started with Dortmund.”

“They are a great club with a proven track record of developing some of the best young talents in the world and I aim to do my best for the club and fans.

“I am thankful to my agents [Epic Sports] for helping me in making this move to Dortmund and also to Paris Saint-Germain where I have learnt so much already in my career.”