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Can PSG be Considered One the World’s Best Clubs?

With the latest signings of AC Milan’s defender Thiago SIlva and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a combined £49 million ($75 million), PSG didn’t find any trouble complimenting their newest forward, Ezequial Lavezzi who signed to them earlier this month.

Being bought earlier this year by Qatar Investment Authority, Paris Saint-Germain broke the single season record for money spent at €108 million.

Signing key players in every position, PSG is showing why they are a club to be reckoned with.

Let’s take a look at this new powerhouse’s recent key transfers starting with the defenders.


Thiago Silva– Thiago Silva can easily be considered to be the world’s best defender. SIlva captained the AC Milan squad to a second place finish in last year’s Serie A campaign, four points behind the winners Juventus.

What separates Silva from other central defenders around the world is his uncanny ability to be a huge asset to the midfielders and forwards with his great speed and passing touch.

Silva is a special talent and can easily bring the leadership and skill that he brought night in and night out in Milan to PSG.

Alex– After submitting a transfer request on December 3rd 2011, Alex finally got his wish and on January 27th 2012 was transferred to PSG.

Even though being plagued by injuries in almost all of his seasons at Chelsea, Alex was a huge part of the defence system made by Carlo Ancelloti. Once Ancelloti was sacked it was if Alex was lost also, telling the media the reason for him wanting to leave was because new manager Andre Villas-Boas had not given him enough playing time.

Like is new teammate Alex plays for the Brazilian national squad. Alex transferred from Chelsea FC for a reported €5m.


Javier Pastore- 23 year old Javier Pastore signed with PSG in the summer of 2011 for a fee of €22.8 million from the Serie A squad, Palermo.

Pastore was awarded the Serie A Young Player of the Year award in 2010. In that year he recorded 11 goals in 25 appearances.

Carlos Ancelotti, left, with Lavezzi, middle, and Pastore, right.

In his first  year with PSG, Pastore recorded a career-high 16 goals and 8 assists.

Club manager Carlos Ancelotti has said on many occasions how he believes Pastore could be a one of the worlds best midfielders over time.”He’s getting better with each match. He still needs to work on his fitness because he’s not yet 100%,” Ancelotti told the club’s official website. “But I’m happy because he’s making the difference we need.”

Ezequiel Lavezzi- One of PSG’s first summer transfers, Lavezzi was acquired for a fee of €30 million.

Lavezzi is a speedy left-winger in which PSG desperately needed. He’ll add experience, playmaking and leadership to this newly assembled squad.

Like his new teammate Javier Pastore, Lavezzi is Argentinian and both play for the national team. Lavezzi could play the part of mentor for the budding star who is Pastore, in which he desperately needs.

In his 5 years with Napoli, Lavezzi scored 48 goals and 49 assists.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic- Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the latest signing by PSG. He was acquired for a fee of around €20 million.

Ibrahimovic’s 3-year contract would see him receive a net annual salary of €14 million including bonuses. This makes him the second highest footballer in the world behind Samuel Eto’o.

Ibrahimovic recorded 28 goals in the Serie A for Milan in the 2011-2012, a career high. Ibrahimovic won Serie A’s top scorer award that year.

Ibrahimovic, considered to be one of the worlds best strikers when he’s in form, is the player up front in which any team in the world could thrive from. He is a great addition the team and will go right in and dominate the way he has in almost every team he has played for.

Do not be surprise to see a new powerhouse in the world of club soccer. PSG is determined to leave their fingerprints in next years UEFA competition. As Football fans we are in for a a french club who can dominate this tournament in ways we have never seen and we will be nothing but pure entertainment to see.

Written by: Mohamed A. Mohamed

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