French Ligue 1 | 12BET’s Top 5 European Football League Player

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Updated: August 13, 2012
French Ligue

Transfers: 2012-13

Season Duration: August 11, 2012 – May 26, 2013

Ligue 1 will see a string of significant player transfers during its upcoming 75th season. Noteworthy new entries to the French top football league will include a significant number from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). With the following developments, expect hot football predictions to take place.

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1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

From: AC Milan (Italy – Serie A)

To: Paris Saint Germain

Transfer Fee: est. €25 million

PSG got a great deal in the form of top Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, described as one of the leading strikers around aside from stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. His hefty price, said to be one of the most expensive in history, gives due credit to his storied career. Recording a stunning 33 goals in his 40 games for AC Milan, PSG made sure that Ibrahimovic would be highly convinced to move out of the Rossoneri.

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2. Ezequiel Lavezzi 

Ezequiel Lavezzi

From: SSC Napoli (Italy – Serie A)

To: Paris Saint Germain

Transfer Fee: undisclosed

Argentine striker Ezequiel Lavezzi entered PSG for an undisclosed fee, providing a powerful addition to the bidding “super club” in Ligue 1. PSG director Leonardo admitted that the club has been “monitoring” the striker during his stay at SSC Napoli, in which he recorded 38 goals within his five-season stay. In 2011-12, Lavezzi played significant roles in successful Partenopei feats, most notably in the UEFA Champions League and Coppa Italia.

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3. Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva

From: AC Milan (Italy – Serie A)

To: Paris Saint Germain

Transfer Fee: est. €13 million

PSG seemed to enjoy shopping players from AC Milan as the club welcomed another Rossoneri top-performer by the name of Thiago Silva. A centre-back expert and touted to be one of the best in that role, Silva proved to be highly dominant in the defence while at Milan especially when the club bagged the 2011 Serie A title. His almost-flawless ability in ball interception will be the backbone of a solid PSG defence in the upcoming season.

Bolt was able to catch up well enough in the middle of the race to finish with a record-breaking time in the Olympic event, superseding his previous record of 9.69 during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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4. Marvin Martin

Marvin Martin

From: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (France – Ligue 1)

To: Lille OSC

Transfer Fee: est. €10 million

Midfielder Marvin Martin jumped ship from Sochaux to Lille for an undisclosed price – a safe move for him considering that his previous club almost suffered relegation during last season. With the move, Martin’s decent role as agent of the midfield will receive a better highlight in Lille as he gets to play with Balmont and Rio Mavuba – two of the club’s most trustworthy midfielders.

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5. Daniel Wass

Daniel Wass

From: SL Benfica (Portugal – Primeira Liga)

To: Evian Thonon Gaillard FC

Transfer Fee: est. €3.5 million

From being a loaned player from Benfica, Evian finally decided to sign Danish defender Daniel Wass. He played different defensive positions for Evian, his specialty being a right back and right wing. From that aspect alone, he earned positive credit for his versatility, which benefited Evian during his loan spell.

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