Childhood joy for PSG's Kezman
PSG's new signing Mateja Kezman expressed his delight at his 'childhood dream' move to the French club.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 20/08/08 5:46pm
Paris St Germain's new signing Mateja Kezman expressed his delight at his 'childhood dream' move to the French club.
The striker, who arrived in Paris on Monday, signed a one-year loan deal with Paul Le Guen's side after successfully completing a medical.
"I'm very happy, it was a childhood dream to come and play in Paris, a big club" Kezman said.
"It's a team with former players such as (Jay-Jay) Okocha, Ronaldinho and Rai, and it's because of this that I agreed to the conditions."
Kezman, 29, made his name at Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, where he spent four seasons, before signing for Chelsea in 2004.
He failed to make an impact for the Premier League outfit and moved to Atletico Madrid the following season, before then moving to Fenerbahce in 2006.
The Serbian's move was in doubt at one point when Fenerbahce asked for a repayment of part of Kezman's original signing-on bonus, but both teams reached an agreement on Monday.
Makelele hails signing
The goal ace will now link up with former Chelsea team-mate Claude Makelele.
"I'm delighted that Mateja is joining. Having been close to him at Chelsea, I can say that a very good attacker has arrived at PSG today," Makelele told the club's official website on Tuesday.
"Plus, with his technical ability he is someone who can fit into the very heart of the team. He always thinks about what's good for the team," the club captain added.