Sakho and Barzagli exchange clubs
, has left Juventus
for the Qatar owned Paris Saint Germain
. The defender, was deemed surplus by the new manager, Pavel Nedved. The defender was highly rated by many staff and indeed the fans, but the manager seems to be raising funds to sign a striker, something that the Turin based club needed last season. Names go across as Cavani
. However, the defender seemed to be unhappy at his departure of Juventus, a team that opened the doors to him.
He said," It's a sad day for me and my family. I'll have to leave for Paris Saint Germain
, something that will challenge me." When he was questioned of potential titles he said," I've won titles in Germany and now in Italy
. It's been a hell of a ride with Juve
and sadly, it has finished." However, the defender relished the challenge brought by PSG. He said," What PSG
have planned for the next years is immense. I've come to help and tutor players here, according to Ancelotti
." He finished by saying," Alex
, beware, I will do my best to displace both of you!" The transfer seems inflated by a lot of PSG fans, as it comes to 10 million pounds for a player that will be 32 next year. But, they are happy to bring such a player of wealth experience, who has won two league titles in two different countries.
On the other hand, Mamadou Sakho
signed a five year deal with Juve
, meaning that he would stay until his 27th birthday. Sarpong told Corriero dello Sport
,"It's great to play in such a team. Chiellini
are all great players. I look forward to learning from them." The defender sighed and said," I should've left when the club was bought. Look at the quantity of games that I have played there since. It decreased tons. PSG has been a home for me since I had 9 years. I barely played there over the past two years. But, when such a legend like Nedved
phoned me about my availability, I didn't hestitate."
reaction was quite similar to Sakho's
. He told the press," Sakho is a fantastic player and we lacked a player who can bring a tighter defense. He was my first choice and I personally think that he’s better than Alex
. Sakho was PSG's captain because they saw potential in him. But, they gave up on him, and I believe that no one should give up on their players.” The manager also confirmed the transfer fee, which was close to 10 million pounds according to the media but he shrugged and said," It was 9 million pounds. 1 million is a lot of money and that is what many people earn in their lifetime."
Sakho defending for his country, against Belgium.
Barzagli talking to the press about his recent transfer to France's capital, Paris.