PSG have signed Zenit midfielder Leandro Paredes from Russian Club Zenit St. Petersburg.
Paredes has signed a four and a half year deal with the Parisians which will see him stay at the club till 2023.
The Argentine midfielder joined Zenit in 2017 and made 61 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists.
PSG have beaten Chelsea in signing Paredes. The 24-year old will don the No.24 shirt. After signing the contract, Paredes said, “I’m very proud to be joining Paris Saint-Germain. After my previous experiences in Italy and Russia, I now have this fantastic opportunity, not only to discover a new league, but above all one to wear one the most prestigious club jerseys in the world. I’d like to thank the chairman and the coach for the confidence they have shown in me by signing me. We all know the extraordinary sporting dimension of Paris Saint-Germain, its players and staff. I share the same high ambitions and I will do everything I can to give my club what it expects of me as a midfielder. I also look forward to the passionate atmosphere of the Parc des Princes, as I grew up with football fever in Argentina.”
PSG CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi welcomed Paredes, stating, “We are very happy to welcome Leandro Paredes into the Paris Saint-Germain family today. Leandro brings with him the traditional strengths of Argentinian football- a fighting spirit and excellent technical skills. He will bring a lot to our midfield and I am sure he will fit quickly into our coach’s well-organised and ambitious team. Leandro’s arrival will keep the momentum, both on the pitch and among our supporters, ahead of the major events coming up. Exciting times lie ahead.”
Paredes is a very useful addition to PSG’s squad. With Adrien Rabiot leaving the club, Paredes can provide plenty of depth to PSG’s midfield.