A few weeks ago, Manchester United reportedly asked about Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes. However, The Red Devils were thrown off by the price for the Argentine.
PSG wants €35 million for the midfielder, leading the Premier League side to walk away. Paredes has two more years on his deal with the current Ligue 1 champions, so the French giants don’t need to sell the midfielder.
However, even at the asking price Les Parisiens want for Paredes, journalist Pete O’Rourke spoke with Football FanCast, stating that Manchester United should pursue the 28-year-old considering he brings something different to the position.
Furthermore, O’Rourke adds that Paredes is a player that supporters would grow to love since he has similar characteristics as Roy Keane, which is why the journalist states the Argentine would be a good signing for the Premier League club.
“I think United fans would love to see him. He’s not shy of a tackle or anything; he does like to get stuck in. He does pick up a lot of bookings as well, which he has done in his time at PSG. If he’s half as good as Roy Keane, he will be a brilliant signing for Manchester United,” O’Rourke said.
“He’s a slightly different player to Roy Keane in that respect, but he’s definitely someone who would add a bit of steel into that Manchester United midfield which has been criticized in the past.”
As of now, no new reports are linking Manchester United to Paredes, who is on the Japan tour with the rest of his PSG teammates.