PSG keep adding pieces to the puzzle as their quest to capture the Champions League title will reset ahead of the 2019-20 season. And this time, they made a move to bolster their depth in midfield, which was an area of need for PSG heading into the summer.
Les Parisiens had already lost Adrien Rabiot to Juventus, but they have made two quality signings this past week. First, they acquired Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla on a €20 million deal, and now they have officially reached an agreement with Ander Herrera to sign the Spaniard on a free.
Herrera spent last season at Manchester United but couldn’t reach an agreement to extend his tenure at Old Trafford. It was known he was going to join PSG even a few months before the season ended, but now the transfer has been made official.
Ander should slot right into PSG’s starting XI ahead of the 2019-20 season, and he’s expected to become the direct replacement of Rabiot. He represents an upgrade over Leandro Paredes, and should form an impressive tandem next to Marco Verratti in midfield.
Ander had been with Manchester United since 2014, meaning he spent five years at Old Trafford. During that span, the cultured central midfielder made 132 Premier League appearances, racking up 12 goals and dishing out 17 assists.