Paris Saint-Germain unveils Berchiche as instant Maxwell replacement
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Paris Saint-Germain introduced left-back Yuri Berchiche to fans Friday in a deal that should cost the capital club around €15 million, according to Marca's Oscar Badallo.

The 27-year-old, who signed a four-year contract with PSG after agreeing a transfer from Real Sociedad, can instantly shuffle into the slot vacated by Maxwell following the Brazilian's retirement.

"I'm extremely happy and I can't wait to join Paris Saint-Germain," Berchiche said. "It will be an honour to wear the jersey of this club, which has become one of the best and most admired in Europe.

"I'm convinced that I will find here the perfect environment in which to reach my potential - by making progress and winning titles. Everyone knows how ambitious Paris Saint-Germain is in Europe. In conjunction with the staff and players, I will do all I can to help fly the Paris Saint-Germain flag as high as possible."

Berchiche appeared 35 times in La Liga last season, scoring three goals and crafting two assists, enhancing his reputation as a tough full-back, but one who's proficient with his deliveries off the flank.

PSG kicks off the campaign with the traditional Trophee des Champions curtain-raiser against Monaco on July 29, before beginning the new Ligue 1 term against Amiens at the Parc des Princes on Aug. 5.

Paris Saint-Germain unveils Berchiche as instant Maxwell replacement
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