Paris Saint-Germain defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is closing in on a move to Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow on a season-long loan with an option to buy, according to ESPN FC.
Krychowiak, 28, who was part of the relegated Premier League side West Bromwich Albion while on loan at last season, does not feature in Thomas Tuchel’s plans at Parc des Princes
According to the source, Krychowiak will join Lokomotiv for the campaign that will start at the end of this month — and Yuri Semin’s men will then have the option to make the Poland international’s stay at RZD Arena permanent for around €10 million when the term ends.
Lokomotiv Moscow will pay an initial loan fee, said the source, taking the total amount that PSG could make on Krychowiak to nearer €15m and the option at the end of the loan could ultimately be paid in installments.
Krychowiak was part of the Polish side that was eliminated in the group stages at this summer’s World Cup, where he registered a goal against Senegal in their first group game.
Krychowiak’s form has dwindled since he left Sevilla for PSG in 2016 after winning two consecutive UEFA Europa League titles.
The source also added that Krychowiak, who played for Reims and Bordeaux before Sevilla in 2014, was recommended to Lokomotiv by fellow Pole Maciej Rybus, who left Lyon for Russia last year.