Marquinhos set for $45 million PSG move

Updated: July 19, 2013


PSG is set to splash more cash as the club
has agreed to a $45 million fee for Roma defender Marquinhos.

The 19-year-old moved to the Italian capital last summer from Brazilian side
Corinthians, and he impressed enough in 22 Serie A starts for Roma to land a
big-money switch to France.

PSG has already spent $84 million on striker Edinson Cavani, and the addition
of Marquinhos would allow the club to pair him with fellow Brazilian Thiago
Silva in the center of defense.

Marquinhos has represented Brazil at the Under-17 level, and he is expected to
sign a five-year contract with the reigning Ligue 1 champions.