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Lavezzi wants Rooney to join PSG revolution

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi believes Wayne Rooney would be a great signing if he swaps Manchester for the French capital.

Lavezzi, who joined PSG from Napoli before the start of the 2012-13 season, made 27 appearances and scored three goals as the club stormed their way to the Ligue 1 title.

The Parisian giants have splashed the cash recently, with the expensive signings of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Javier Pastore and Lavezzi helping them claim their first league success in 19 years.

And the signs indicate they will spend heavily again in this off-season, with Rooney – who has submitted a transfer request at Manchester United – rumoured to be their number one target.

He would cost more than 20 million pounds to buy but as PSG have shown recently, money is no roadblock, and Lavezzi endorsed the potential signing of the English forward when asked.

“(Rooney) is a very good player and, if he comes to Paris, it will do much good to the team,” Lavezzi told Le Parisien.

Another player who could be making his way to PSG is Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.

And Lavezzi – who plays with Di Maria in the Argentine national team – said he had spoken to the 25-year-old about a potential move to PSG.

He also added that if manager Carlo Ancelotti, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, left PSG, although he would be disappointed, he would move on quickly.

“Yes, I spoke with Di Maria because he is a friend,” he said.

“But these are things that remain between us and I do not want to expose.

“I am not indifferent to (Ancelotti’s potential) departure because it has a very humane and professional management group and, when you feel good with a coach, you do not want him to go but football is like that.

“This is something that the club has to manage; we, as players, are out of it.”
Sat 25 May, 2013
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