AS Roma have officially signed World Cup winner Leandro Paredes from Paris Saint-Germain on a permanent deal.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the 29-year-old Argentine midfielder has agreed to a two-year contract and has completed all necessary paperwork.
Les Parisiens deemed the Argentine player surplus to requirements, resulting in his loan to Juventus during the previous season.
Following the rather inconsistent loan spell in Turin with Juventus, Leandro Paredes returned to Paris at the beginning of the summer transfer window but his situation remained unchanged.
Due to consistently being sidelined by PSG coach Christophe Galtier, the Argentinian international has decided to return to his first love in Italy.
Leandro Paredes now aims to revitalize his career in a championship that he holds a strong affinity for while playing for Roma.
According to the Italian journalist and transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, PSG, and the Serie A team have reached an agreement on a €4m transfer fee for the acquisition of the 2022 World Cup winner.
Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 champions have been attempting to sell the Argentine player for a considerable period but Juventus refused to trigger the €22m option to permanently transfer him to Turin.
Paredes was in the last year of his contract with the Parisians and was training with the club’s less favored players.
On Tuesday, August 15, the 29-year-old Argentine arrived at Rome’s Ciampino airport along with Renato Sanches, who will be joining José Mourinho’s team on loan.
AS Roma are much delighted to announce the highly anticipated return of the 2022 World Cup winner Leandro Paredes to the club as they expressed their excitement on their Twitter account.
In addition, Roma, in their assistance to the global search for missing children also shared a picture of a missing girl who was last seen in June 2023, while announcing their new signing.
The club have officially signed the 29-year-old midfielder from Paris Saint-Germain on a contract that will keep him with them until 30 June 2025.
Leandro Paredes will be wearing the number 16 jersey for Jose Mourinho’s team.
Who is Leandro Paredes?
Leandro Paredes is a professional footballer from Argentina.
He currently plays as a defensive midfielder for AS Roma as well as representing the Argentina national team.
He was a member of the squad that emerged victorious in the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup.
Leandro Paredes club career
Leandro, who had previously come through the youth ranks at Boca Juniors, joined Roma in the summer of 2014 after a short stint at Chievo.
The Argentine player spent two seasons at the club, with a season-long loan at Empoli in between. Paredes has also played for clubs such as Zenit and Juventus, as well the renowned French club Paris Saint-Germain.
Leandro’s international career
At the international level, the midfielder achieved victory in the Copa America in 2021. He also had the opportunity to experience World Cup success in Qatar in 2022, playing alongside his new teammate Paulo Dybala.
His stats and achievements
After leaving Roma six years ago, Paredes had a successful stint with PSG from 2019 to 2023.
During this time, he won numerous domestic trophies, including three Ligue 1 titles, three Trophee des Champions crowns, two Coupe de Frances, and a Coupe de la Ligue title.
The 29-year-old who was previously with Boca Juniors, managed to score three goals and contribute 10 assists in a total of 117 games for PSG.
However, his position in the team hierarchy declined under Christophe Galtier, which led to him being loaned to Juventus for the 2022-23 season.
During his time in Turin, Paredes made notable contributions to the Old Lady’s success, scoring one goal and providing one assist in 35 games.
Additionally, he represented Argentina in five matches during their victorious journey in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.