Juventus midfielder will return to PSG next summer!

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With Juventus mired in a scandal, the Italian giants looking at a season without European football next year, and PSG needing reinforcements in the middle of their lineup, all points toward a return to the French capital by a player that already played in Paris.

That man will be Argentine world champion Leandro Paredes, who got loaned out to Juventus last summer for the full 2022-23 season.

The veteran midfielder has spent time in Italy but has never solidified himself in Turin while playing for the Bianconeri. According to insider Fabrizio Romano, the former PSG player will return to Paris Saint-Germain next summer with Juventus not executing the €22m buy-option attached to the loan in order to acquire him.

Paredes' loan deal included a purchase option for €22m in case Juventus wanted to acquire the services of the player at the end of this season.

Paredes will return to PSG after failing to reach the benchmarks of his purchase-clause at Juventus

In order for this to be automatically activated (indicating that PSG truly want to get rid of the Argentine), the midfielder had to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League at Juventus, and play a certain number of matches throughout the campaign.

Obviously, Juventus didn't even make it to the knockout stages of the Champions League dropping into the Europa League before the World Cup break. On top of that, Paredes has only appeared in 25 games played since the start of the season.

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As a reminder, Paredes is under contract with PSG until June 2024. Now, not only will Juventus get rid of him but also PSG will need to (once more) come up with a plan themselves if they want to move on from having him around the locker room.

Already aged 28, the midfielder will need to be solved this summer if PSG don't want to lose him for nothing in one year's time when he enters free agency.