Leandro Paredes had a rocky start to his career with Paris Saint-Germain. The capital club spent €40 million hoping that they were bringing in the replacement for Thiago Motta.
Paredes is beginning to find his footing with Les Parisiens, the 26-year-old appeared in 32 matches and is in the starting eleven 33-percent of the time, according to Transfermarkt.
Nonetheless, despite starting on a sporadic basis, manager Thomas Tuchel seems to trust him in essential matches as he started in the Coupe de France final, Coupe de la Ligue final, and UEFA Champions League semi-final match.
The lack of starting consistently could allow Paredes to be open to a move where he will have starter minutes, which is why Corriere dello Sport is reporting that ACF Fiorentina is interested in the Argentina international.
However, the Italian club cannot outright purchase Paredes and is hoping to convince PSG for a two-year loan option with an obligation to buy. The midfielder is beginning to find his groove on the pitch. Although coming on as a substitute at times, Paredes has an impact while out on the pitch.
Paredes is an essential part of the midfield, but one significant role of his is protecting his teammates, more importantly, Neymar Jr. from dirty fouls from opponents.
With the Brazil international and Kylian Mbappé remaining with PSG for the foreseeable future, the Ligue 1 champions will need someone to make sure that they aren’t targets of dirty fouls on the pitch and Paredes will make sure to police other clubs in the league.
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