Paris Saint-Germain have answered Thomas Tuchel’s prayers by signing Leandro Paredes from Zenit St. Petersburg. The 24-year-old Argentinian midfielder joins the Parisiens on a four-and-a-half year deal worth €45m.
“I feel a lot of pride when I reach Paris Saint-Germain,” the former Boca Juniors and Roma star told the club’s official website. “After my previous experiences in Italy and Russia, I now have this fantastic opportunity, not only to discover a new football, but especially one of the most prestigious jerseys in the world.”
“I thank the president and coach for the trust they place in me by recruiting me. We all know the extraordinary sporting dimension of Paris Saint-Germain, its players and its staff. I cannot wait to taste the passionate atmosphere of Parc des Princes, who grew up in the fervor of Argentinians for football.”
Paredes started his career in Argentina playing for Boca Juniors before he joined Serie A side Chievo in 2014. He then joined AS Roma and spent a season on loan at Empoli. He signed for Zenit in the summer in 2017 and since he joined the Russian giants, Paredes has also earned nine senior caps for the Argentinian national team.