Florenzi leaves Roma to join PSG on loan

Roma have confirmed the departure of Alessandro Florenzi to Paris Saint-Germain on loan.

The French champions have the option to buy him at the end of the season for a reported €9m.

Florenzi has fallen out of favour at his boyhood club since Paulo Fonseca took over as head coach. The versatile right-back left on loan to Valencia in January, and will now have another temporary spell away.

There had been speculation he could head to England this summer, where Everton and Leeds United were interested in taking him to the Premier League.

However, he has instead traded one capital city for another, joining PSG on a season-long loan.

He effectively replaces Thomas Meunier, who left last season’s Champions League finalists for Borussia Dortmund over the summer.

Florenzi has made 279 appearances for Roma since graduating the club’s academy in 2011. He became captain after Daniele De Rossi’s departure last summer, but his time in that role was brief.

Despite his slip down the pecking order at Roma, he remains an Italy international, and this move should give him the regular gametime he needs to claim a place in the squad for next summer’s Euros.

In bocca al lupo, Ale.

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