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The Dutch international switching from Ajax earlier this week is keen to assist in les Parisiens fight to bring trophies back to the Parc des Princes this campaign

New Paris Saint-Germain signing Gregory van der Wiel is determined to help his new club win silverware this season.

The right-back completed his move from his boyhood side Ajax earlier this week and speaking at his press unveiling on Thursday, revealed he is desperate to assist his new club in going one better than their Ligue 1 runner-up place last year.

"For me it an honour [to sign for PSG]. I know that PSG is a great club and they are on the right path to win titles. The goal is to win titles," Van der Wiel told reporters.

"Paris is trying to build something great. Great players come here. In the Netherlands, PSG is known as a great club, and many Dutch players would come and play here."

The 24-year-old spoke of his determination to cement a place in the starting 11 at the Parc de Princes.

"I will fight to earn a starting spot. It is a competition that will push me to be better," he added.

"I do not come here to play like a back-up at my position. Jallet is captain, but I do not mind. I am aware of my own qualities. Jallet is one of my team-mates.

"I wish him to play well even though there will always be competition between us."

Van der Wiel was part of the Netherlands side that fell short of a World Cup victory to Spain in 2010 and won Johan Cruyff prize in the same season.

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