Brazilian defender Alex has
joined Paris Saint-Germain from Chelsea on a two-and-a-half-year deal, the
Ligue 1 club said on Friday.
"I had a problem with the [Chelsea] coach [Andres Villas
Boas], he doesn't like my football. I preferred to leave for
another club," Alex told a news conference shown on PSG's
Alex, 29, joined Chelsea from Santos in 2004. He was loaned
to PSV Eindhoven from 2004 to 2007.
"He has a lot of experience because he played in the Dutch
and English leagues and also with his national team," coach
Carlo Ancelotti, who took over from Antoine Kombouare last month
and managed Alex at Chelsea, said.
"He is a great professional. I think he will have a good
Alex is PSG's second major signing during the January
transfer window after full-back Maxwell joined from Barcelona.
Qatar-backed PSG, who spent more than 80 million euros last
summer, have yet to buy a major striker, having failed to sign
Alexandre Pato from AC Milan and Carlos Tevez from Manchester
Ancelotti is unconcerned, however, as PSG are not involved
in the Champions League.
"When you play the Champions League you need four strikers.
But to play the league and the Cup, [Kevin] Gameiro and [Guillaume] Hoarau are enough," the former Chelsea manager said.
PSG director of football Leonardo said that Alex's arrival
was effectively shutting the door to Manchester City striker
Carlos Tevez as the club have already a maximum of four non UE
"But who knows in the future," he said.
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