PSG have added some firepower to its squad with the arrival of Marco Asensio and Milan Skriniar on Thursday, July 6.
The two players have already been unveiled by the French club.
The Slovakian Skriniar has signed a five-year deal, with his Internazionale contract having expired in June. He joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2017 and made nearly 250 appearances during his time at the club. He also has 60 caps for Slovakia.
The 28-year-old was linked with a move to PSG in January but the two clubs could not thrash out a deal before the transfer window closed. The centre-back’s final season in Italy was interrupted by injuries as he missed more than 20 games in all competitions, including the Champions League final where Inter lost to Manchester City.
Asensio has also agreed a three-year deal until 2026, after a free transfer. The Spaniard, who broke out at Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane in the 2016-17 season and scored in that season’s Champions League final, had gradually fallen out of favour at the La Liga club. The 27-year-old made 51 appearances for Real across all competitions last season, scoring 12 goals, but was used mainly as a substitute.
Milan Skriniar and Marco Asensio are the first signings for PSG in this summer transfer window. And it’s coming a day after the club appointed Luis Enrique as manager to replace Christophe Galtier.
Speaking to the club’s website, Skriniar said;
“There’s always pressure when you join a club like Paris Saint-Germain. I feel it a bit, but I feel I’m ready, ready to be part of this really big club. But I love pressure. I’m a defender, so we know what it’s all about.”
Asensio on the other hand said;
“It’s a privilege to be part of this great club. I’m looking forward to joining my new teammates and working with them to achieve some great goals.”