Serie A: France midfielder Blaise Matuidi moves to Juventus from PSG for €20 million in a 3-year deal
Blaise Matuidi played almost 300 times for PSG but has slipped down the pecking order this year.
Paris: France midfielder Blaise Matuidi has completed a move to Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs confirmed on Friday, ending a successful six-year stint in the French capital.
Matuidi, 30, has signed a three-year deal in Turin with the Italian club saying they had paid €20 million($23.5 million, £18.2 million) plus a potential 10.5 million euros more in bonuses.
Matuidi, capped 58 times by France, had joined PSG from Saint-Etienne in July 2011 right at the start of the Qatari takeover which revolutionised the club.
He played almost 300 times for PSG but has slipped down the pecking order this year.
Matuidi almost left the club last year and now moves on with PSG needing to recoup some of their world-record 222 million-euro investment in Neymar.
"We wish him full success for his first challenge abroad and all the success possible with the France team in this World Cup year," said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in a club statement.
The news follows a two-year transfer ban imposed on the club Friday by FIFA for bringing underage Nigerian players to Italy in breach of national immigration laws
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