PSG WIN TELLO RACE
Paris Saint-Germain has beaten Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus to the signing of Cristian Tello from Barcelona for £12 million.
The Spanish giants had accepted two offers of approximately £9 million from Liverpool and Arsenal but PSG now sign the Spaniard after activating his release clause.
Tello joins Barcelona boss Diego Maradona’s former club in a time where Martin Montoya’s move back to the Catalan giants continues to be heavily speculated.
The 22-year-old had a less than impressive season for Barcelona following Tata Martino’s preference to play Neymar, Alexis Sanchez and Pedro Rodriguez ahead of him.
The left winger played a total of 18 times in La Liga last season, scoring just once, a tally doubled when representing the Spanish national team early last season.
Tello will now sign a five year deal with the UEFA Champions’ League holders and is expected to be the key man out on the left flank for the upcoming season, with new manager Andre Villas-Boas contemplating whether to sell Ezequiel Lavezzi to Napoli.