PSG and Galatasaray close to reaching agreement for Leandro Paredes

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Argentine world champion Leandro Paredes finds himself in the midst of multiple transfer offers this summer, with Galatasaray and PSG having reportedly reached an agreement for the midfielder's transfer. However, Paredes remains undecided about moving to Turkey and he has yet to close a deal with the Turkish champions.

As Paredes contemplates his options, he has potential exit pathways in Turkey, Spain, and Italy. PSG are committed to selling the midfielder, who is seemingly not in Luis Enrique's plans for the next season, although negotiations are not progressing significantly between the player and any club.

The agreed-upon fee, according to Fabrizio Romano, "is around €6m," a move that aligns with PSG's strategy of reducing the payroll and trimming the workforce as well as recouping some transfer money spent in past windows. Galatasaray have shown serious interest in the 2022 World Champion, but Paredes has been hesitant to accept the offer, expressing a preference for remaining at a top European club. Notable suitors in this pursuit fitting that demand include Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, and Roma.

Despite being urged toward an exit, Paredes may not be entirely willing to leave PSG. Mind you, he is in his right of staying put in Paris as he's under contract through June 2024.

After a season marred by injuries but capped by a World Champion title, Paredes looks forward to working under the guidance of Luis Enrique and the former has openly expressed his enthusiasm for joining the new manager, keeping his hopes for that happening following the news of Abdou Diallo's return from the loft to the main team of PSG.

Reports suggest that Luis Enrique will have considerable control over his squad, and Paredes, in particular, may be motivated to convince the Spanish tactician to keep him, especially if Verratti's potential departure from the midfield creates an opportunity. However, it is still unclear to what extent Enrique would entertain making room for Paredes in his main rotation next season.

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