PSG Sign Midfielder Ander Herrera

Ander Herrera. Photo by Javier Garcia/BPI/Shutterstock

Paris Saint-Germain made their first signing of the 2019 summer transfer window on Thursday, inking former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera to a five-year deal.

The Spanish veteran will stay with the reigning Ligue 1 Champions through the end of the 2023-24 season on this deal.

PSG is extra happy to have signed Herrera, considering that they didn’t have to pay a transfer fee to acquire his services. The 29-year-old’s previous contract with Manchester United ended on Sunday, meaning that he was free to sign with the team of his choice this summer.

Herrera broke into top-tier football with Real Zaragoza in Spain back in 2009 after progressing through their youth system. He then signed for Athletic Bilbao before moving to the Premier League in a big money move in summer of 2014.

The midfielder, who is known for his box-to-box movements and passing ability, became a key part of the Red Devils over the past several season, earning 132 caps and 12 goals. He also made his debut for the Spanish National Team in 2016.

Now, PSG will be thrilled to add a quality midfielder of his caliber to a roster that will attempt to compete for the Ligue 1 and Champions League crowns next season.