Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes has officially sealed his return to AS Roma, marking a significant transfer for both clubs. This unexpected move comes after Paredes was deemed surplus to requirements by Les Parisiens and spent the previous season on loan at Juventus. The Argentine midfielder’s return to the Italian capital has raised eyebrows, but it presents a strategic opportunity for AS Roma to strengthen their midfield and for Paredes to reignite his career.
The transfer negotiations between PSG and AS Roma concluded with an agreement on a €5 million transfer fee, according to Foot Mercato. It is worth noting that PSG had been attempting to sell Paredes for quite some time, and in June, Juventus declined to exercise their €22 million option to make his move to Turin permanent. With Paredes entering the final year of his contract with PSG, this move represents a fresh start for the talented midfielder.
For Paredes, this return to AS Roma is particularly significant, given that it was at the Stadio Olimpico where he first rose to prominence. Nine years ago, the 29-year-old midfielder joined the Giallorossi on loan from Boca Juniors, and a year later, in 2015, he signed a €6 million deal to become a permanent member of the club. Paredes’ familiarity with the AS Roma environment, combined with his experience and skillset, makes him a valuable asset to the team.
AS Roma’s decision to bring back Paredes stems from their need to reinforce their midfield following the departure of Nemanja Matić to current Ligue 1 leaders Stade Rennais. Paredes’ arrival at Rome’s Ciampino airport on Tuesday, alongside Renato Sanches, who will also join José Mourinho’s side on loan, signifies the club’s commitment to strengthening their squad for the upcoming season. With Paredes now tied to AS Roma until the summer of 2025, the club has secured a long-term solution in their midfield.
This transfer not only benefits AS Roma but also offers Paredes an opportunity to reestablish himself as a key player in a competitive league. The Argentine midfielder has proven his abilities both on the domestic and international stage, having won the 2022 World Cup. Returning to AS Roma allows Paredes to showcase his skills once again and potentially contribute to the team’s pursuit of success in various competitions.
The return of Leandro Paredes to AS Roma signifies a mutually beneficial move for both the player and the club. AS Roma’s acquisition of the Argentine midfielder strengthens their midfield options, while Paredes gets the chance to reignite his career at a familiar and supportive environment. As the new season approaches, all eyes will be on Paredes as he aims to make a significant impact and help AS Roma achieve their goals.