Layvin Kurzawa made his name at As Monaco which earned him a transfer to Ligue 1 powerhouse Paris Saint Germain in the summer of 2015. He had achieved a rating of 89 at Monaco where he had increased rapidly in the second half of the 2014/2015 season, going from 86-89 in the last 6 months of that season.
However last season 2015/16 he was generally unable to dislodge experienced Brazilian full back Maxwell for the starting left back slot. Meaning his rating has stalled and hasn’t risen since he was at Monaco as even though PSG dominated the French league and domestic cups, Soccer Manager and Soccer Wiki didn’t feel he had played regularly enough to warrant another rating increase. This was in spite of his impressive goal and assists tally for a full back that season. He also lost his place in the French national side with Patrice Evra and Lucas Digne being selected as the 2 left backs for the France Euro 2016 23 man squad.
However the new season seems to have seen Kurzawa mature and improve defensively. The attacking side of full back has never been a problem for him, it has always been his defensive positioning and awareness that would let him down. He seems to have improved his defensive side to the game and this has seen him overtake Maxwell to be PSG’s starting LB and has also seen him return to the French national team. Due to this a +1 to 90 is surely just around the corner for Kurzawa.