The transfer market is booming and Roma, led by José Mourinho, appear close to signing a big name. Leandro Paredes, the versatile Argentina midfielder, is in the spotlight as he seeks new horizons to secure more playing time after an uneven season at Juventus.
Moreover, it has been confirmed that he won’t be part of Luis Enrique’s plans at Paris Saint-Germain. While various European teams are showing interest in his talent, two of them, both Italian, are competing for his services.
Mourinho’s Roma are close to signing a world champion
Initially, there was a lot of news about interest in Paredes, especially from teams where the player had made a good impression in the past. However, according to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Turkish club Galatasaray are in the final stages of reaching an agreement with PSG over the former Boca player’s rights. However, there are rumors that Paredes might not be happy with this proposal as he would rather stay in a European league.
Meanwhile, César Luis Merlo, another influential football journalist, revealed on his Twitter account that Paredes had reached an agreement in principle with Roma. The Italian club would offer him a two-year deal with an option to extend for another year. Although they are still in negotiations with PSG, the arrival of the Argentine midfielder could be a big boost for the Mourinho-led side.
Should Roma manage to sign Leandro Paredes, he would be the second Argentine in the squad after Paulo Dybala. Dybala put on an outstanding performance and won the love of Italian fans. With these two talented Argentines in their ranks, Roma want to compete at an even higher level and win their first Champions League.
The value of Leandro Paredes’ passport is 12 million euros, according to Portal Transfer Markt, down from 15 million in 2022. Nonetheless, his experience and midfield quality continue to be highly valued in the world of football A potential arrival at Roma could be a strategic move to bolster the team in their quest for future success.