Leandro Paredes and Renato Sanches set to leave PSG for Roma

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Leandro Paredes and Renato Sanches from PSG are on the verge of joining AS Roma according to information obtained by L'Equipe.

Leandro Paredes, the Argentine midfielder, is set to reunite with AS Roma, the club he previously played for during the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons. Having been relegated to PSG's secondary training group, known as the "loft," Paredes was never part of the plans for the 2023 season under Luis Enrique.

Following extensive negotiations, the 29-year-old Paredes reached a final agreement with Roma on Monday. He will sign a two-year contract with the option for a third attached to it. The transfer deal will see PSG receive a compensation package of over €2.5m, with added bonuses potentially making it worth €4.5m.

Paredes will leave PSG while under contract through June 2024, and he will snub Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray on his way to Roma, a side he seemingly preferred to play for after having spent last year in Serie A already playing at Juventus.

Roma will also secure the two-for-one package by adding another Parisian player, Portugal international and oft-injured midfielder Renato Sanches.

In Sanches' case, he will be loaned to Roma with an obligatory purchase option amounting to €15m to be executed next summer. The option can be voided if Renato Sanchos doesn't play an undisclosed number of matches, something that puts this deal in real danger of never materializing as a full-time transfer.

This double move signals significant activity as both Paredes and Sanches look to enhance Roma's midfield but more than anything will have a positive impact on PSG's transfer affairs and sales business with these two joining Neymar and soon Marco Verratti on their way out of Paris.

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