Paris Saint-Germain’s search for right-back depth has apparently come to a resolution. PSG has agreed to terms with AS Roma on a season-long loan deal for right-back Alessandro Florenzi, according to a report from Sky Sport‘s Fabrizio Romano.
PSG and Roma have already agreed to the terms of the deal, so the move could become official within days. The loan agreement will come with an option to buy. Florenzi has a contract up until 2023, so PSG will have the talent for two more seasons if the club elects to trigger the purchase option next year.
The report mentions that PSG pushed to sign current Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin. But the club’s last bid for the talent was rejected by the Gunners. PSG offered a loan bid for Bellerin, but it is unclear on whether the club would have pushed for a transfer fee deal or a player-swap agreement. Nonetheless, Arsenal’s decision to turn away PSG’s offer has pushed Les Parisiens to turn to Florenzi for a loan deal.
Florenzi spent last season with both Roma and Valencia. He totaled for 18 appearances with his longtime Italian club before departing for Valencia on a half-season loan deal during the winter transfer window.
The Italian talent is sure to bring much-need experience for PSG at the right-back position. He has accumulated for 330 appearances in his career, which is far more than both Thilo Kehrer and Colin Dagba combined. Manager Thomas Tuchel will have fierce competition at the position this season.
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