Paris Saint Germain loans midfielder Leandro Paredes to Juventus

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

PSG say Juventus will have the option of making the deal for the 28-year-old Argentine star permanent at the end of the campaign.

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

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.