July 17th, 2012
01:48 PM ET

Can PSG's big bucks buy world football domination?

Thiago Silva (left) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will both be playing for PSG when the 2012-13 season begins. (Getty Images)
Thiago Silva (left) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will both be playing for PSG when the 2012-13 season begins. (Getty Images)

Move over Manchester City, Real Madrid and Chelsea - there's a new club calling the shots in the global transfer market. Paris Saint-Germain have moved into phase two of their “world domination” plan, which has seen the French team splash the cash in a major way.

With the fine print on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract finally worked out, it is time to take a closer look at what the mega $80 million transfer of the Sweden striker and Brazil defender Thiago Silva from AC Milan means for PSG and football as a whole.

Earlier this year I spent a few days talking to the power brokers at PSG, whose new motto “dream bigger” is splashed all over their stadium, and saw for myself they were serious about becoming a major power in world football. FULL POST

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