Leandro Paredes has the enforcer’s job title as he’s in charge of protecting Neymar Jr. when the 29-year-old superstar is out on the pitch. However, since Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival, the Argentina international is more valuable to the capital club for his midfield play.
As a result, the enforcer’s position to make sure that no one takes liberty on the Parisien superstars is open. With no one on the current squad to fill that role, perhaps Paris Saint-Germain can look towards a retired Ultimate Fighting Championship champion to come aboard to protect the likes of Neymar.
The Daily Mail relayed Khabib Nurmagomedov’s comments, who expressed that his childhood dream was to play football. Furthermore, the 32-year-old has reached out to various people to make that dream come true, including PSG’s management.
“Playing football at a professional level is a childhood dream,” Nurmagomedov said. “Of course, I want to. Football is the king of sports, after all. With whom I have not discussed it! I even talked to the UEFA president about it, Aleksander Čeferin, with the owner of PSG, and also with Cristiano Ronaldo.”
If Ligue 1 referees continue to fail in protecting the capital club’s star players, perhaps the French giants might consider contracting the now-retired UFC fighter.
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