The January transfer window is officially open and while I don’t expect any major moves from Paris Saint-Germain, there could be one or two signings and a couple of departures as well. One of the players who would like to leave the French capital is Leandro Paredes.
According to Le Parisien, Paredes has made it clear that he wants to leave PSG in January in search of more playing time elsewhere.
One potential destination is Juventus FC where PSG sporting director Leonardo would like to do a deal that sends the Argentina international to Turin for Emre Can and Mattia De Sciglio who would add some much-needed quality to PSG’s right-back position.
Paredes arrived in the French capital 12 months ago from Zenit Saint-Petersburg for a whopping €45 million according to Reuters. So far, Paredes has featured in 37 matches for PSG and has scored zero goals and recorded three assists. Only recently (the month of December) has he started to show flashes of quality but with players like Marco Verratti, Idrissa Gueye, and Marquinhos ahead of him in the midfield pecking order, it’s time for the Argentinian to find a new club.
I’m not sure Juventus is the best fit for him. Adrien Rabiot is finding life there difficult because of their quality in midfield. If Leonardo can flip Paredes for Can and De Sciglio, that would be incredible business, but Paredes may push to go to a team where playing time is more likely.
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