After strong links to Maurizio Sarri’s side, it seems like PSG are now leading the race to Leandro Paredes’ signature.
According to various reports, the Zenit midfielder’s next destination will be the Parc Des Princes, despite The Blues agreeing a deal in principle to sign him. Instead, The Parisians have taken the lead in the race for his acquisition, especially after just losing out to Barcelona on Frenkie De Jong. Here’s what he can bring to Paris:
I’ll start this off by saying Leandro Paredes is one of the best passers of the football I have seen. His range and style of passes levels with a Toni Kroos, or a Luka Modrić even. Truly remarkable.
Zenit St. Petersburg’s number five started his career at Argentinian champions Boca Juniors before sealing a move to Chievo Verona and then Roma the same year. Roma would have loved to hold onto him but Russian money did it’s talking and Paredes joined Zenit in 2017.
Now 24, Leandro has really come into his own, posting an average of two tackles and interceptions per game as well as an average eight through balls a game at a success rate of 95%. About that passing. A modern-day box to box midfielder with both tough tackling and a pinch of South American flair could be what PSG need to replace contract rebel Adrian Rabiot.
What he lacks is discipline, but that’s not a serious issue. It’s needless to say that I want to see him in the Premier League, but a move to PSG would also be a step forward for the Argentinian. Could he do what he does for Zenit in Ligue 1?
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