Is PSG the next Manchester City?

Although Paris St. Germain is a club in France’s Ligue 1, its transfer activity can already be felt in Italy’s Serie A with the impending signings of AC Milan’s Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva. Is it just a matter of time before the club’s new found wealth begins to have an impact on the clubs and players in the EPL? The Swiss Rambler provides a detailed financial analysis of how the new rich kid of Europe is creating ripples in France and beyond.

Paris Saint-Germain – Dream into Action

“So, barring any problems with a medical, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will today sign for Paris-Saint Germain. Many in the football world have been shocked by PSG’s audacious €65 million swoop for the Milan duo of Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, but it really should come as no surprise given the club’s massive transfer outlay ever since it was purchased by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) last summer.

In much the same way as Manchester City did when they signed Robinho after their Abu Dhabi takeover, PSG immediately made a resounding statement of intent when they shattered the French transfer record with the €42 million purchase of Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore from Palermo. They also scooped up the cream of French football, buying Ligue 1 leading scorer Kevin Gameiro and powerful midfielder Blaise Matuidi, while raiding Serie A for Jérémy Menez (from Roma), Mohamed Sissoko (Juventus) and Salvatore Sirigu (Palermo), and securing the services of the Uruguayan captain Diego Lugano (Fenerbahce)…”

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