PSG Outcast Paredes Inching Closer to Roma Return

Leandro Paredes is on the precipice of returning to Roma six years after leaving them to join Zenit. He’ll head back on a permanent deal and not on loan as initially expected. His contract with PSG runs out in 2024.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Argentine will ink a three-year deal in the next few days. The Giallorossi quickly targeted him after Nemanja Matic communicated his intention to join Rennes. They were already in talks with the French giants concerning Renato Sanches. However, they’ll have to wait to finalize the arrival of the Portuguese. The two clubs haven’t fully come to terms on the formula yet.

With the transfer to Roma, Paredes will quickly find his way back to Italy after an underwhelming loan spell at Juventus, which passed on exercising a €22.6M option to buy.

Per Foot Mercato, PSG tried to lure Matic once they caught wind that he could leave the Italian capital. They had some contacts with an intermediary. But the Serb veteran will stick to his word and transfer to Rennes.

Our Take on Roma and Paredes

They’d get a bit younger but less physical, as the ex-Manchester United stalwart was a commanding presence. They’ll be hoping he shows much better than in Turin, and perhaps he will if trusted more. Since that’s not a sure thing, they might have to sign two more midfielders to be safe.

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