Florenzi signs for PSG.
Alessandro Florenzi is pictured above. The Italian star has today officially completed a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain for around £16.75m.
PSG have surprised the world yet again by signing Roma's 22 year-old midfielder Alessandro Florenzi for a fee of £16.75m after missing out on Paul Pogba to Manchester City.
Florenzi, who has played for Roma his entire career so far, is from Italy, and has made a total of 24 appearances in total, including for the Under-20s, Under-21s and senior national teams. He failed to attract the attention of the Italian staff, however, this World Cup, and was left out of the squad to go to Brazil. His nation then failed to make a good impression in the summer campaign as they crashed out in the group stage, with Costa Rica and Uruguay progressing to the next stages.
In a career that began properly in 2010, Florenzi has been a Roma player for those four years, a loan move to fellow Italian side Crotone aside. As a Roma player, he made 73 appearances and scored a total of nine goals, while in his season at Crotone, he became a key player and really shone, scoring eleven in 35 games. For his nation, he has scored a total of six goals, but as a central midfielder, goals aren't everything.
PSG revealed the signing through Twitter, once again, with the accompaniment of a graphic, with this being the words said on the online social networking profile, "We are very glad to announce the signing of Alessandro Florenzi for 16.75m from Roma, and we hope he has a great and happy time in Paris! #WelcomeAlessandro".
was the picture alongside the graphic, and this continues the trend, most likely set by new manager Ronaldinho, of releasing graphics with every news that comes along from PSG. The signing of Luciano Vietto from Racing Club and the unveiling of the new kits were both announced with graphics, both similarly themed.
Manchester City appeared to either support or mock the club and the graphical idea as they did the same when they unveiled the signing of PSG target Paul Pogba from Juventus for £36m. However, the idea of posting graphics alongside the good news wasn't as popular for the English club, whether fans saw it insulting to the French giants or they just didn't like the idea in general.
Despite already revealing the signing on Twitter, Ronaldinho spoke about the signing to the press, saying "The signing of Florenzi was always one I wanted to work on, and with the Pogba deal collapsing, I knew it was the right opportunity. I want to bring young players to the club, something I feel they lack at the moment. Of course, there are some great young players, but most of our first team are aged around 26, 27 or 28, and that's slightly worrying."
And the midfielder himself had a few words to say about his new big money deal, that didn't offer him as much money as we'd think. "I've joined PSG and it's a great feeling. I can't wait to work with some great players like Sirigu, Thiago Silva, especially Marco Verratti. We are both young, Italian central midfielders, and I hope we can form some sort of midfield partnership."
Florenzi joins the club on a five year deal on £43k per week, with many players earning more than the youngster, but he seemed to delighted to be joining Les Rouges-et-Bleus to care.
PSG made another shock signing in Alessandro Florenzi, who joined from Roma for a fee of £16.75m. A summary of his career followed, showing he'd only played for Roma and gone to Crotone on loan. Once again, PSG unveiled the signing with a graphic alongside it, but the idea didn't seem the same as it did after Manchester City used it for the same purpose, perhaps to spite the French money bags for capturing target Paul Pogba. Manager Ronaldinho said he was looking to bring in some more youngsters to the club, and Florenzi was delighted to be joining.
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