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Moussa Diaby plans to use Bayer Leverkusen as a stepping stone

By Laura Brandt

Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby has stated his ambition to play for a bigger club in the future.
Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig) and Moussa Diaby (Leverkusen).
Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig) and Moussa Diaby (Leverkusen).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag
Moussa Diaby admits he sees Bayer Leverkusen as a stepping stone to one of Europe's biggest clubs.

Asked where he sees himself in three or four years, Diaby told L'Equipe:

"At a big club. But this will happen step by step. I'll do everything in my power to get there, but I know that it requires hard work."

The 20-year-old felt he had to leave Paris Saint-Germain to find regular first-team football last summer, but says he might return to his boyhood club at some point in the future.

"I don't regret my decision. I wanted to leave to get more playing time, to be able to express myself and become a great player," Diaby said and added:

"Coming back as a seasoned player is always in the back of my mind. I say to myself, 'Why not?'"

In his first season at BayArena, Diaby has scored five goals and made eight assists in 29 games.

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