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Leandro Paredes’ first official interview as a PSG player

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On his presentation as a new Paris Saint-Germain player, Argentine Leandro Paredes explained a little bit about what he expects on his PSG adventure.

After so much struggle between several clubs to sign Argentine Leandro Paredes from Zenit, PSG could finally land the transfer of this midfielder who comes to replace the absences of Adrien Rabiot and Marco Verratti at the French club.

Sporting Director Antero Henrique was finally able to land a proper player after losing the battle against FC Barcelona for Dutch player Frenkie de Jong last week, Leandro Paredes was the other great midfielder who was coveted by several clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal FC, and even Manchester United during the winter transfer window.

The Blues were the ones who seemed closer to reaching an agreement with the player, but the French giants were the ones who ultimately sealed the contract with the player and beat everybody else to the punch in order to keep their hopes for winning the Champions League alive.

There is no other club that has greater pressure to win the continental tournament than Paris Saint-Germain at the moment, they spent over €400 million in only Neymar and Mbappé for them to at least not reach the final this season.

Paredes already offered his first statement as a new PSG player, but he still hadn’t spoken freely about his expectations for the French club.

“I am very happy to finally be here in Paris,” said Landro to the PSG official website.

“I am very excited by the prospect of playing for Paris Saint-Germain. It’s a big club. The squad is excellent and has big ambitions and the coach also wanted me to sign. All of that helped me make my choice.”

“I have been training with my former club so I am ready to play. I know the history of Paris Saint-Germain, the great players that have played here, those that play here today, including Angel Di Maria who has already told me a lot about the club and the city.”

“It’s not easy to talk about myself. I hope you will all see my playing style in my first match. I arrived in Europe as a No.10, but after my first season, my coach at Empoli repositioned me deeper in midfield. I feel comfortable in that position today.”

“I’m impatient and at the same time a little nervous. All the talk about this transfer makes me want to play as quickly as possible. I can’t wait to get out on the pitch with my teammates and be available for the coach. I have just signed for one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I want to show all my qualities and hope I can live up to the expectation.”

Leandro’s arrival is great news for a very hurt PSG squad that has several injured players at the moment, they just got the terrible news of Neymar missing out of the better part of the season after suffering a new metatarsal fracture on the same right foot where he got it last season.

The club also got terrible news of Marco Verratti suffering an injury of his own that will keep him out of any competition for the better part of the next two months, and they also decided to leave Adrien Rabiot out of the squad because the French player refused to renew his contract with the institution.

Leandro Paredes comes as a breath of fresh air for manager Thomas Tuchel who desperately needed a player who could cover the midfield position with guarantees, Paredes is only 24-years old and he grew up in the Boca Juniors’ youth academy before moving to Italian football to play for Chievo, AS Roma, and Empoli.

Russian club Zenit bought him back in 2017, and PSG finally made the move for him this week. Leandro has played 9 times with the Argentina National Team, where he has already scored 1 goal.

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