PSG have always been a club for the superstars. In the recent years it have signed eye-catching contracts with superstars, with some of the bests joining the club this year. In this article, we are going over the Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever.
Paris Saint-Germain have played an eye-catching role in the transfer market during the last 10 years. There are loads of examples to prove this statement. They have absorbed the attention of the media and the football fans by BIG transfers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar and David Beckham, who are among the
most outstanding signings in Paris Saint-Germain history
As PSG is a rich club being led by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, they have been at the top of the news by making deals with the most expensive footballers and superstars in recent years. As the years pass, the managers of this French club sign more astonishing contracts, stand out among the other European clubs and make the
most outstanding Paris Saint-Germain transfers of all time
PSG ran riot this year even more than the previous years, signing the Italy national team goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma,Real Madrid
Captain Sergio Ramos,Liverpool
midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and the Barca legend Lionel Messi. With all these breaking transfers and the world-class players they have signed, who are among the PSG most outstanding transfers ever, Les Parisiens (The Parisians) are expected to win the Champions League title.
Here we start the list of
PSG most outstanding transfers ever
with Marco Simone. This Italian retired footballer has played for Como, Virescit,AC Milan
, Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Nice and the Serie C2 club Legnano.
To count Simone’s achievements, we should consider 1 European Champion Clubs’ Cup which is the old format of the UEFA Champions League, 4 Serie A titles, 1 UEFA Champions League, 2 Italian Super Cup titles, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 Coupe de France, 1 Coupe de la Ligue, 2 Trophée des Champions, 1 French Division 1 and 1 FIFA Club World Cup title.
This Italian former footballer joined PSG with a €1.00m deal in 1997. He is considered in the most outstanding Paris Saint-Germain transfers of all time as he joined Les Rouge et Bleu (The Red and Blues) after 8 years of playing for AC Milan, winning 4 Serie A titles, 2 Supercoppa Italiana, 2 Champions League titles, 2 UEFA Super Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup title.
Marco Simone played 2 seasons for PSG and reached 1 Coupe de France, 1 Coupe de la Ligue and 1 Trophée des Champions.
Let’s continue the Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever with David Beckham.
The next transfer on our list of the most outstanding Paris Saint-Germain transfers of all time isDavid Beckham
. This English former midfielder has performed inManchester United
, Preston North End, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
Beckham has won 6 Premier League, 2 FA Cup, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and 4 English Super Cup titles with the Red Devils, 1 LaLiga and 1 Spanish Super Cup with Los Blancos (The Whites), 1 Supporters’ Shield and 2 MLS Cup titles with Los Angeles Galaxy and 1 Ligue1 title with Paris Saint-Germain during his career.
On 31 January 2013, David Beckham signed a 5-month contract with PSG and announced that his entire salary would be donated to a local children’s charity, therefore he is one of the most outstanding signings in Paris Saint-Germain history. He stated that his football career would be over at the end of the season and retired after winning the league title.
Another transfer which is one of the
Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever
. During his career, this Swedish striker has played in Malmö FF,Ajax
, Inter Milan,Barcelona
, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy.
Ibrahimovic left AC Milan after 2 seasons to join PSG with a €21.00m deal on 18 July 2012. After signing the contract, he made the following statement during the press conference: “It is a big step in my career and another dream come true. I am very happy because it is a project that I want to be involved in. I want to be part of the history of the club. I am here to win and nothing else.”
During his years in France, Zlatan Ibrahimovic achieved 4 Ligue1, 2 Coupe de France, 3 Coupe de la Ligue and 3 Trophée des Champions titles and became one of the most outstanding signings in Paris Saint-Germain history.
“We haven’t had a goal scorer like him in France for a long time. He is on a different planet to anyone else.” Said Jean-Pierre Papin on Ibrahimovic.
The next footballer who is on our list for the
Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever
is the Brazilian defender David Luiz. This defender, who has played for Vitória, Benfica, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, has won 1 Primeira Liga, 3 Taça da Liga, 1 Premier League, 3 FA Cup, 2 Ligue1, 2 Coupe de France, 1 Coupe de la Ligue, 2 Trophée des Champions, 1 UEFA Champions League and 2 UEFA Europa League titles.
David Luiz transferred to PSG for a €49.50m transfer fee on 13 June 2014, which was a world-record transfer. Therefore, this transfer is among the Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever.
He played for 2 years for Les Parisiens and won 2 Ligue1, 2 Coupe de France, 1 Coupe de la Ligue and 2 Trophée des Champions titles in France.
The Argentinian Andel Di Maria is another eye-catching transfer that occurred on 2 August 2015. This winger has played for Rosario Central, Benfica, Real Madrid and Manchester United and currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain.
Di Maria won a Primeira Liga, 2 Taça da Liga, 1 Supercopa de España, 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 LaLiga and 2 Copa del Rey titles before his move to PSG. Since he joined Les Parisiens with a €63.00m contract, he has achieved 4 Ligue1, 5 Coupe de France, 4 Coupe de la Ligue and 4 Trophée des Champions titles.
The next transfer on our list is surely one of the
Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever
. Neymar’s departure from Barcelona to PSG was surely an astonishing move that stays in the minds of not only the Barca and PSG fans but in the minds of all the football fans.
The Brazilian striker joined Les Rouge et Bleu with a €222.00m deal, which is currently the most expensive transfer ever.
has played for Santos and Barcelona before heading for PSG, having won a Copa do Brasil, a Copa Libertadores and a Recopa Sudamericana title with Santos and 2 LaLiga, 1 Supercopa de España, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and 3 Copa del Rey titles with Barcelona.
The brilliant striker of Les Parisiens has won 3 Ligue1, 3 Coupe de France, 2 Coupe de la Ligue and 2 Trophée des Champions titles with this club. He is surely the Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever.
Keylor Navas is a goalie who is one of the most important players to join PSG, as he moved to Paris after 5 successful years in Real Madrid with a €15.00m deal on 2 September 2019. This goalkeeper became the first Costa Rican to play for the men’s team.
Keylor Navas performed in Saprissa, Albacete, Levante and Real Madrid before joining PSG, achieving 6 Primera Division de Costa Rica and 1 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup with Saprissa and 1 LaLiga, 1 Supercopa de España, 3 UEFA Champions League, 3 UEFA Super Cup and 4 FIFA Club World Cup titles with Los Blancos.
Having won 1 Ligue1, 1 Coupe de la Ligue, 1 Trophée des Champions and 2 Coupe de France, he is one of the eye-catching players of Paris Saint-Germain and also one of the best transfers of this club.
Another outstanding transfer is the Italian goalie,Gianluigi Buffon
. He left Juventus to join PSG on 6 July 2018, saying these words: “Seventeen years in the black and white end today. Seventeen years of friends, teammates, tears, victories, trophies, words, anger, disappointments, happiness and many, many emotions. I will never forget anything. I will always carry everything with me.”
This brilliant goalkeeper showed up in Parma and Juventus before joining PSG with a 1-year contract on 6 July 2018. He won the Trophée des Champions and the Ligue1 title during his time in Paris.
After only 1 year, Buffon turned back to Juventus, the club with which he had won 9 Serie A titles, 4 Coppa Italia and 4 Supercoppa Italiana. This goalie was offered the number 1 shirt by Wojciech Szczęsny and the captaincy by Giorgio Chiellini, but he didn’t accept, saying: “I didn't come back to take something from someone or take it back...I just want to do my bit for the team. It's only right that the starting goalkeeper, Szczęsny, has the number 1 jersey. And for the captaincy, we have a great player like Giorgio Chiellini.”
Later, Buffon won 1 League title, 1 Coppa Italia and 1 Supercoppa Italiana when he returned to Juventus. He is currently playing for Parma, the club where he used to play before joining the Old Lady on 3 July 2001. He is one of the most outstanding footballers to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Donnarumma’s move from AC Milan to Paris Saint-Germain is another transfer that is among the Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever. He joined Les Parisiens for the 2021-22 season after running riot in Euro 2020 with the Italy national team with a 5-year deal. The club offered him a salary of €12 million per season.
This 22-year-old goalie has won a Supercoppa Italiana during 5 years playing for AC Milan. Paris Saint-Germain is absolutely a great place for him to improve more and absorb attention.
Another big transfer isWijnaldum
, who left Liverpool to join PSG. Barcelona wanted to transfer him too, but the Ligue1 Club hijacked him by offering him twice the wage that Barcelona had offered.
Wijnaldum has shown up in Feyenoord,PSV
, Newcastle United and Liverpool and has recently signed a 3-year deal with Les Rouge et Bleu for the 2021-22 season. He has won a KNVB Cup title with Feyenoord, 1 Eredivisie, 1 KNVB Cup and 1 Johan Cruyff Shield title with PSV and 1 Premier League, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup title with the Reds.
Paris Saint-Germain have signed breath-taking contracts for the 2021-22 season and Georginio Wijnaldum is among them.
Let’s keep on with the former Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos.
One of the astonishing transfers which is among the Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever is the departure of Madrid’s El Capitano to join PSG. He left the club, leaving loads of fabulous memories for the Real Madrid fans.
This brilliant defender has won 5 LaLiga titles, 2 Copa del Rey, 4 Supercopa de España, 4 UEFA Champions League, 3 UEFA Super Cup and 4 FIFA Club World Cup titles with Los Blancos.
is going to wear the number 4 jersey, with Thilo Kehrer switching to the number 24 shirt. He said: “I am quite superstitious about it and I love the number 4 because I have worn that number since the start of my career and it has followed me throughout my career and my life, bringing with much luck and many victories.”
And finally, the BOMB of the transfer market in this season isLeo Messi
, the striker who left Barca to join PSG. He has played for Barca since he was 13. After 21 years of playing for the Catalans, winning 10 LaLiga titles, 7 Copa del Rey, 8 Supercopa de España, 4 Champions League and 3 FIFA Club World Cup titles, he went to Paris, leaving a LOT of good memories.
“Leo wanted to stay and the club wanted him to stay but with the LaLiga rules, it has not been possible. To comply with the league's fair play regulations we had to accept an agreement that mortgaged the Club’s TV right for half a century and FC Barcelona is above everything else.” Said the Barcelona president, Joan Laporta.
The Argentinian legend signed a 2-year deal with Les Parisiens. He chose to wear the number 30 jersey, the same number that he used to wear as a teenager when he made his senior debut for Barcelona.
This is the list of the Paris Saint-Germain most outstanding transfers ever. Thanks for reading the article. Any transfer you want to add? Write it in the comments section.
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