Pablo Sarabia relishes new challenge at PSG

Pablo Sarabia believes he’s taken a “very important step” for his career after completing his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Sevilla.

Following an impressive three-year spell in Andalusia, Sarabia has decided to leave his native Spain in favour of a move to French champions PSG.

The Parisians confirmed their capture of Sarabia on Tuesday in an €18m deal after successfully fending off interest from Valencia and Chelsea.

The former Real Madrid midfielder becomes PSG’s third signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and goalkeeper Marcin Bulka from Chelsea.

“I’m really excited to sign for Paris Saint-Germain,” Sarabia told the club’s website.

“After eight seasons in La Liga, PSG now gives me the opportunity to take a very important step in my career.

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“The club has gained an impressive international reputation in recent years and I am honoured to be part of PSG’s next major challenges, in France and in Europe.

“I am now looking forward to starting this adventure with this talented and ambitious team!”

Sarabia managed 43 goals and 38 assists in 151 appearances for Sevilla across all competitions. He’s also previously played for Madrid side Getafe after coming through the youth ranks at Real.

The former Spain U-21 international has signed a five-year contract in Paris and will now link-up with his new team-mates for pre-season training.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will take on German club Dynamo Dresden in their first friendly on July 16 in Germany before taking on Nurnberg four days later. They will then head off for a China tour, where Inter Milan and Sydney FC will be awaiting them.

SEVILLE, SPAIN – JULY 26: Pablo Sarabia of Sevilla FC reacts during Sevilla v Ujpest UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round 1st leg match at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on July 26, 2018 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

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