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Lassana Diarra’s nomadic career continues with surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain

The former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder has been snapped up by the Ligue 1 giants on a free transfer

Lassana Diarra really has had a simply brilliant career. 

The journeyman has turned out for 10 clubs over the years, including the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and, of course, Portsmouth under Harry Redknapp.


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And despite turning 33 in March, Lass isn’t done yet – having completed a very surprising move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Yep, that’s right. 

Mega-rich PSG – who boasts the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Dani Alves – have snapped up a player who’s recent career has been dogged by injuries and disappointing spells at the likes of Anzhi Makhachkala, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille and UAE side Al Jazira, who released him last month.

According Le Parisien, Diarra is seen as a long-term replacement for the ageing Thiago Motta – who has become somewhat of a peripheral figure in the side.


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The 34-time capped France international (surprisingly) passed a medical at the American Hospital of Paris on Monday, before being unveiled by the club on Tuesday.

He’s reportedly joined on a short-term deal until June 2019.

Decent signing, or nightmare waiting to happen?


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