Ahead of the 2020-2021 French Ligue 1 campaign, Paris Saint-Germain are an inch closer to sealing a deal with Roma to sign Italian international Alessandro Florenzi.
PSG have been trying to shop for a new right-back in the transfer market since the departure of Thomas Meunier to Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer.
Sky Sports had reported and NG Times can confirm that Florenzi has already agreed personal terms with PSG and is expected to travel to Paris this weekend to undergo a medical and complete the move.
The 29-year-old’s contract at Roma runs until 2023 so PSG will need to agree a transfer fee with the Serie A side, but he isn’t expected to be overly expensive.
Born in Rome and at the club since childhood, Florenzi spent last season on loan with Valencia – his first season away from Roma since spending a year at Crotone as a youngster.
Usually deployed at right-back, Florenzi is also capable of playing further upfield and in the centre of the pitch.
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PSG were left without their first-choice right-back Meunier for the latter stages of their run to the Champions League final after his contract expired.
Meanwhile, PSG has through a press conference debunk rumour Choupo-Moting leaving the club. PSG gaffer, Thomas Tuchel dropped the hint in a press conference.
Tuchel said, “I’m confident over Alessandro Florenzi signing from AS Roma. We’re also in talks to keep Choupo-Moting here.
On whether Matteo Guendouzi would be join the French champions ahead of the new campaign from Arsenal, Tuchel said, “No.”