Lassana Diarra makes 'dream' move to Paris St-Germain

Lassana Diarra
Diarra played for Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth before switching to Real Madrid in 2009

Former Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra has joined Paris St-Germain on an 18-month deal.

The 32-year-old - who spent four seasons at Real Madrid after switching from Portsmouth in 2009 - mutually terminated his contract with Emirati club Al Jazira in December.

Diarra was also a target for Manchester United despite playing just six games during 2017.

"I am very happy to have signed for my hometown club," said Diarra.

Diarra - who has battled long-term knee problems - won three trophies during his time at the Bernabeu, including one La Liga title.

Spells at Russian sides Anzhi Makhachkala and Lokomotiv Moscow followed before the French international spent two years at Marseille, moving to Abu Dhabi in April 2017.

"Paris St-Germain represents a lot to me and, with the international dimension the club has taken in recent seasons, it is every player's dream to play here," Diarra said.

"I am lucky enough to make this dream come true, to know what it feels like to play at the Parc des Princes wearing the Rouge et Bleu."

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