Marquinhos: Paris St-Germain sign Roma defender


French champions Paris St-Germain have signed 19-year-old Brazilian defender Marquinhos from Roma for £27m.

Marquinhos, who has signed a five-year deal, joined Roma from Corinthians a year ago for £3.9m, although the Brazilians will now earn another £2.3m.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: "It underlines the club's desire to look towards the future to construct one of Europe's biggest clubs."

Earlier this month, PSG paid Napoli £55m for Uruuay striker Edinson Cavani.

Marquinhos, whose full name is Marcos Aoas Correa, made a huge impact in his debut season in Serie A and was linked with moves to Manchester United and Barcelona.

"I am delighted to be joining Paris St-Germain, a club where so many Brazilians have played and helped write the club's history," he said.

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