OFFICIAL: Leandro Paredes leaves PSG to join AS Roma

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Leandro Paredes has officially left PSG on his way back to Italy's top-flight division after signing a deal to play at AS Roma starting next season. Paredes spent last season on loan at Serie A side Juventus.

The Argentine world champion and former PSG midfielder initially burst onto the scene at Boca Juniors in his native country back in 2010. His journey then led him to Italy, where he showcased his skills at Chievo Verona, Roma, and Empoli.

Paredes signed with Russian side Zenit St Petersburg in 2017, and carved out a pivotal role within the team, notching an impressive tally of 10 goals across 61 appearances for them while playing a deep-lying midfielder role.

The year 2019 saw him move to Paris Saint-Germain, where he etched his name into the annals of the club's history over four seasons winning a plethora of topics with the French giants. Throughout this period, he graced the pitch 117 times for the Parisian side, including playing a part in the 2020 Champions League final PSG lost to Bayern.

However, Paredes went on to complete a stint in Paris in which he won three Ligue 1 championships, two Coupes de France, one Coupe de la Ligue, and two Trophées des Champions.

As Leandro Paredes embarks on this new chapter with AS Roma, Paris Saint-Germain expressed their well wishes for his triumphs away from the French capital in what amounts to be one more sale in PSG's busy transfer window.

Paredes will join fellow PSG player and midfielder Renato Sanches in Roma, as the Portugal international has also agreed to part ways with Paris Saint-Germain after a year full of struggles and injuries spent in the French capital.

Both players will become important cogs in the midfield of Roma next season, potentially starting together in a double pivot under the management of Jose Mourinho.

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