In what could be one of the most surprising transfers of the window, Paris Saint-Germain have competed the signing of former Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra on a free transfer.
The 32-year-old signs an 18-month long deal with his hometown club after terminating his contract with Abu Dhabi club Al Jazira in December 2017. The former Portsmouth man also attracted interest from Manchester United, but it’s the capital where he will play his next game.
“I am very happy to join my hometown club,” said Diarra in an official interview with the PSG website. “Paris Saint-Germain represents a lot to me and, with the international dimension the club has taken in recent seasons, it is every player’s dream to play here.”
“I am lucky enough to make this dream come true, to know what it feels like to play at the Parc des Princes wearing the Rouge et Bleu. I intend to do everything I can, bring all my experience and show all my desire to play, to prove that the club has made the right choice in showing its confidence in me.”
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi went on to say “we are delighted to welcome Lassana Diarra, a quality footballer, to Paris Saint-Germain. HIs vast experience, both of foreign leagues and the international football with the France national team, gives our coaching staff another option as we enter a very exciting second half of the season.”