Motta: Paris Saint-Germain must spend again

The experienced midfielder would welcome the arrival of rivals for his position as he feels that the Ligue 1 champions need new signings to make a bigger impact in Europe
Thiago Motta has urged the Paris Saint-Germain hierarchy to further strengthen their squad this summer in order to make the next step in the club's development.

PSG have already lured players such as Thiago Silva, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Ligue 1 in recent years but Motta feels that they need further reinforcements if they are to make a greater impact in Europe.

Laurent Blanc's side have long been heavily linked with the likes of Juventus star Paul Pogba and the Italy internatonal argues that more competition for places in midfield would only benefit the French champions.

"Should PSG sign new players this summer? Yes, absolutely," Motta told France Football, "but we should not buy players at random. We need players who add something to the team.

"We need more competition for places, starting in midfield. I am saying this at the risk of losing my own place but you know that there's always someone ready to take your place at a big club.

"We need players who can help us win in Europe. We need European glory if we are to be remembered by the people."

PSG were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Champions League by Chelsea this term after going out at the same stage against Barcelona in 2012-13.