Alessandro Florenzi has completed his transfer to PSG, on loan from Roma with option to buy for a total of circa €10m. ‘I’m very proud and happy.’
The 29-year-old former captain had his medical today and then put pen to paper on the contract in Paris.
He arrives on loan for a reported €1m, with an option to buy at the end of the season for another €9m.
“I’m really proud and happy to become a Paris Saint-Germain player,” he told the club website.
“They’re one of the major clubs in Europe today, confirmed by their run to the Champions League final last month.
“I’m keen to give my best for Paris Saint-Germain and the supporters. We have extraordinary challenges ahead of us this season, and it will be a pleasure and an honour to face them alongside my new teammates, who are among the best players in the world.”
The Italy international, with two goals in 36 senior caps, is a born and bred Roma supporter who came up through their youth academy.
Florenzi had a loan spell at Crotone in 2011-12, then was sent out to Valencia in January 2020 for another temporary experience, as he was not part of coach Paulo Fonseca’s plans.
He wants regular playing time ahead of the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament and PSG needed a right-back to replace Thomas Meunier.
Florenzi played 280 games in the Giallorossi jersey, scoring 28 goals and providing 32 assists, in a variety of different tactical roles.
He has in various matches been a right-back, a right-sided winger, a central midfielder, a right-sided midfielder, a left-sided winger, a trequartista in the hole behind the striker and a left-back.