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Official: PSG complete loan signing of Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Alessandro Florenzi, PSG, Roma
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PSG have confirmed the signing of Alessandro Florenzi from AS Roma on a season-long loan deal, with a buy option included.

After spending the second half of last season on loan at LaLiga side Valencia, Florenzi will suit up for Paris Saint-Germain this term.

The 29-year-old may have been the Roma captain only last season, but guaranteed playing time wasn’t possible under Paulo Fonseca.

Therefore, he has left the Italian capital once again in search of regular minutes to win a spot in Italy’s squad for next summer’s rescheduled European championship.

The move to Paris sees him link-up with Azzurri teammate Marco Verratti, with PSG retaining a reported €10m buy option for the end of the season.

“I’m especially proud and happy to become a PSG player,” Florenzi told the club’s website.

“It’s one of the biggest clubs in Europe today, as was confirmed with their run to the Champions League final last month.”

“I’ve got the desire to give my maximum for PSG and the supporters of the club. There are enormous challenges ahead of us this season. It will be a pleasure and an honor to turnout at the sides of my new teammates, who are among the best players in the world.”

Florenzi’s arrival will be a nice coup for PSG coach Thomas Tuchel, who has been short of full-back options since Thomas Meunier left for Borussia Dortmund.

The versatile Italian can also provide cover for the French champions in central midfield and on the higher end of the flanks.