PSG loan Argentinian midfielder Paredes to Juventus

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Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes has joined Juventus on loan from PSG

Alain JOCARD

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes has been loaned to Juventus for the rest of the season, the two clubs announced on Wednesday.

Juventus said in a statement that they would be forced to make the deal with Argentine star Paredes permanent for 22.6 million euros ($22.7 million) at the end of the season “subject to the achievement of certain given sporting objectives”.

The Serie A side added that they also have the option of buying the 28-year-old if the compulsory purchase is not triggered, and that the fee could be increased by an additional three million euros “when achievement of other performance targets”.

Paredes is following in the footsteps of fellow international Angel Di Maria, who left Paris for Juventus on contract freedom during the closed season.

Juve also brought in French star Paul Pogba during a busy summer for Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

Italian media are reporting that Paredes could be present at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Wednesday night for Juve’s Serie A game with Spezia.

PSG and Juventus are due to meet next Tuesday in the first game of this season’s Champions League group stage.

Signed by PSG in January 2019 from Zenit Saint Petersburg for a fee of 47 million euros (54 million at the time), Paredes now returns to Italy where he previously played for Chievo, Roma and Empoli. .

Paredes’ departure comes a day after the Ligue 1 champions signed Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz from Napoli.

They also added Portuguese duo Vitinha and Renato Sanches to their midfield this summer, while Ander Herrera (Athletic Bilbao), Georginio Wijnaldum (Roma) and Eric Junior Diba Ebimbe (Eintracht Frankfurt) also left on loan.

Earlier on Wednesday, PSG also loaned young midfielder Edouard Michut to English club Sunderland.

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