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Thiago Motta relishing new Paris Saint-Germain challenge

The 29-year-old wants to win Ligue 1 and qualify for the Champions League, while Leonardo says that he's delighted to have brought the former Inter man to the French capital.

New Paris Saint-Germain signing Thiago Motta spoke about his switch to the French capital, revealing that the time had come for him to leave Inter.

The Italy international joined the Ligue 1 outfit in a deadline-day move worth 100 million euros, and although the 29-year-old says that he enjoyed his time at San Siro, he felt the challenge posed at the Parc des Princes was too good to pass up.

"I was fine at Inter, not only on a personal level, but on a professional level, but it was the right moment to come [to PSG]," he said at his official unveiling.

"With PSG we are going to try and play in the Champions League and also to win the title. I'm very motivated. It's a new experience for me."

PSG sporting director Leonardo was delighted to have secured the services of Motta, but conceded that it had been a frustrating month for the Parisians.

"The transfer window is over. We are a bit sad, but we are very happy to see Thiago arrive. It's a surprise for us. It was difficult. His spirit will be very important," he said.

"He will bring his experience, elegance and quality. He will help the future of the club a lot. We're very happy."

Motta could make his Ligue 1 debut this weekend, when PSG welcomes Evian to the Parc des Princes.

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