When Paris Saint-Germain signed Alessandro Florenzi from AS Roma on a season-long loan deal over the recent summer transfer window, there was much unknown about just how he would fit in with the club. PSG had a major need out at the right-back position, but there were early doubts on whether Florenzi would be able to translate his style of play over to with Les Parisiens.
So far this season, Florenzi has become one of the top surprising signings in all of Europe. The Italian defender is currently the established starter out at the right-back position for PSG and has even provided for several goal contributions. But for midfielder Marco Verratti, Florenzi’s early success with the club is far from a surprise for him. He spoke to DAZN (via TuttoMercatoWeb) on why Florenzi has been able to effortlessly enjoy quality success with PSG so far this season.
“We have known each other for more than ten years, I know what he can bring here to PSG,” Verratti said. “He is a very strong player tactically who can always play well in multiple roles. Practical and intelligent, but also generous and selfless.
“In training, he immediately showed what he is worth, as soon as he arrived he was well-received by everyone and immediately felt at home. We are a great group and Florenzi also noticed it.”
Florenzi has impressively formed strong team chemistry over on the right flanks. For a player who was once deemed as a cast-off during his loan stint with Valencia last season, he is now performing like one of the more capable right-backs in Europe.
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