PSG sign "New Pogba" from Benfica on a free tranfer

Cher Ndour, Benfica, PSG
Cher Ndour, Benfica, PSG / Zed Jameson/MB Media/GettyImages

Cher Ndour has officially joined PSG under a five-year contract that will keep him in tow until the summer of 2028.

Ndour had been attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain for a few weeks. It is reported that the Italian midfielder has signed a five-year contract with the club, putting an end to his time at Benfica and leaving the Portuguese club on a free.

After being closely monitored by PSG for several weeks, and following multiple reports in recent days, Ndour finally put pen to paper with the Rouge & Bleu this week as confirmed by L'Equipe.

The 19-year-old Italian talent is expected to join the Parisian squad in the upcoming season. Ndour was considered a promising young player while on Benfica's reserve team, and he's coming off a nice season with Benfica B featuring in 36 games while tallying 4 goals and 1 assist.

PSG views him as a player with great potential, and in fact, he has already represented the Italy U19 national team.

Following the conclusion of the U19 tournament, the native of Brescia, Italy, is expected to join Luis Enrique and his new Parisian teammates for the pre-season on July 17, alongside other international players returning to Poissy.

However, there is a possibility that a loan might be awaiting him if Enrique doesn't plan to include Ndour in his first-team rotation next season.

Ndour's acquisition aligns with Luis Campos' new strategy of recruiting young talents with high potential. According to L'Equipe, Ndour is not expected to be the only new arrival under this policy, with Enrique having green-lighted the new approach himself.

Internally, Paris Saint-Germain has expressed great satisfaction with this signing and is pleased to have successfully secured Cher Ndour's services amidst strong competition.

Enrique, along with his coaching staff, will decide about the short-term future of Ndour in the next few days.

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