Juventus complete loan signing of Leandro Parades from PSG as Luis Campos continues to remove ‘deadwood’… with French champions set to step up pursuit of Fabian Ruiz in response
- Juventus have completed the loan signing of PSG midfielder Leandro Parades
- The deal could have an option to buy for around £13million after the loan
- He joined PSG for £36million in 2019 and scored just three goals in 108 games
- PSG could now step up their interest in signing Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz
PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes has completed a loan move to Juventus.
The deal is believed to have an option to buy at the end of the season for a fee in the region of £13million, with PSG manager Luis Campos keen to shift ‘deadwood’ from his squad.
The 28-year-old, who joined the French champions for £36million in 2019, still has two years remaining on his contract, but has returned to Italy after five years away in search of regular first team football.
PSG’s Leandro Paredes has joined Juventus on a loan deal that could be made permanent
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has added to his midfield options with the signing
Paredes had also been subject of interest from Manchester United earlier in the transfer window, with PSG then demanding £29.7m for his services, but Campos’ side seem to have lowered their valuation.
He joined the club from Zenit St Petersburg after stints at Chievo, Roma and Empoli, and has since contributed just three goals and 10 assists in 108 games.
However having played 117 games for the club, he has been a major part in the sides that won three Ligue 1 titles, three French Super Cups, two French Cups and a French League Cup.
PSG are able to step up their pursuit for Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz after the departure of Paredes
It is believed that PSG will now step up their pursuit of Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz after several weeks of talks and interest.
And though both Paredes and Ruiz operate in the centre of midfield, the more offensive Spaniard is not a like-for-like swap for the Argentinian, and the French side will therefore be left short in defensive midfield.
Danilo Pereira – who is of interest from Arsenal – would be the only recognised senior deep-lying midfielder at the club, with former Everton disruptor Idrissa Gueye also capable.
The club may therefore dip into the market for more reinforcements before tomorrow’s deadline.
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