PSG sign South American superstar
In a somewhat shocking move, PSG have signed 19 year old Argentinian striker Luciano Vietto from Racing Club for a small fee of £5.25m, perhaps because of the nearby nationality of new manager Ronaldinho.
Vietto, who has played for Racing Club his entire career, signed a contract with Les Rouges-et-Bleus that keeps him at the club until 2016, so he has a lot to live up to in the three years he will be at the club.
The 19 year-old is reportedly a huge fan of fellow South Americans at PSG Edinson Cavani, Lucas Moura and Thiago Silva, and hopes to one day play on the same pitch as them and be on the same team. Maybe his dream will come true sooner than he expected.
Vietto is a relatively unknown name until now, but South American Ronaldinho must've seen him before somewhere and seen a lot of potential in him to nab him as a player for PSG, one of the biggest and richest clubs in the world right now.
He hasn't been the most recurring figure in Argentina's Under 21 team, with just four appearances to his name. However, in those four games, he's scored in half of them, with a total goal tally of two goals in the four matches.
PSG unveiled the shock signing via Twitter, with this picture to go with it. The writing says "Welcome, Luciano" and "Here's to a lengthy career", with French translations and the price of £5.25m in the centre.
In January, Vietto had apparently attracted interest from Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as newly promoted Leicester City, who even went to watch him play in April.
It's no surprise that Vietto will be used as a back-up striker to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi, but eventually, as he develops into a better player, he'll rise up the rankings for sure, says manager Ronaldinho. The new gaffer seems to have a lot of confidence in the new player considering he's unproven in the big time as of yet.
PSG unveil a shocking new signing in Racing Club's super striker Luciano Vietto for a small fee of £5.25m, choosing not to send the player back on loan for the extra £250k. This is probably down to Ronaldinho being South American, as Vietto is as well, and he previously said he wanted to bring in some South American players. Vietto attracted interest from a few English clubs earlier this year, and will be used as a back-up striker for PSG this season.
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