• Blaise Matuidi joins Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain

    by  • August 19, 2017 • Football

    Juventus have completed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi on a three-year deal.

    The Ligue 1 giants are in the process of trying to gain funds after signing the Brazilian ace Neymar from Barcelona, and while a fee has not been revealed, it is suggested that the Serie A champion have paid £18.2m to sign the Frenchman.

    Matuidi, 30, has signed a three-year contract in Turin, and leaves the French capital after scoring 31 goals in 266 appearances across all competitions.

    PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: “I will always have great memories of Blaise’s six seasons with our club. He is a player who played every match with generosity and a permanent desire to win everything, earning admiration from everyone.

    “Blaise will remain in our hearts and he will always be welcome in the big PSG family. We wish him every success in his first challenge abroad and every success with the France national team in this World Cup season.”

    Matuidi becomes the 6th signing made by Massimiliano Allegri as the Old Lady looks to build a squad capable of challenging Champions League next season.