LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 29: Alex of Chelsea challenges Craig Bellamy of Liverpool during the Carling Cup quarter final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on November 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
We found out yesterday that Alex was in Paris for a medical ahead of his proposed transfer to the Ligue 1 side, so today's confirmation should come as no surprise to most. According to an interview conducted in France, Alex is all set to officially become the newest addition to the Paris St. Germain squad. From Ancelotti himself:
He will be a PSG player. It was a good opportunity given his price and his desire to join PSG
If the rumored 5 million euro price tag is correct it certainly was an excellent value buy for the next several seasons. Alex will likely immediately slip into PSG's starting eleven and help stabilize the club's backline as they make their title push this spring.
I for one will certainly miss Alex going forward. He was a solid backup defender who was certainly capable of starting at a club the size of Chelsea. His free kicks were always a lot of fun to watch, so those will be sorely missed around here. He did tend to get injured an awful lot though, so in that regard I'm glad we've replaced him with someone that misses far less time overall. Best of luck in Paris Alex, give Carlo a big hug from the rest of us.