Posted: Fri July 19, 2013 3:05PM; Updated: Fri July 19, 2013 3:04PM

PSG spending spree continues as Marquinhos joins

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Brazilian midfielder Marquinhos played 26 Serie A matches for AS Roma last season.
Brazilian midfielder Marquinhos played 26 Serie A matches for AS Roma last season.
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PARIS (AP) -- French champion Paris Saint-Germain's spending spree has continued with the signing of Brazilian center-half Marquinhos from AS Roma.

PSG says the 19-year-old joined on a five-year contract. Financial details were not announced, though reports estimated the transfer at 35 million euros ($46 million).

Marquinhos played 26 Serie A matches for Roma last season and impressed with his passing. He will play alongside countryman Thiago Silva.

Last week, PSG signed Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani to a five-year contract for 64 million euros ($84 million) in the fifth most expensive transfer in history.

PSG also recently signed 19-year-old left back Lucas Digne from Lille.

Digne is considered one of the most promising attacking fullbacks in Europe and Cavani is expected to link up in attack with Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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