Paris Saint Germain has confirmed the signing of Leandro Paredes from Zenit St Petersburg on a four and half year contract for €40m plus bonuses.
The Argentine completed his medical examination at Aspetar Hospital in Doha signing a contract which will keep him until 30th June 2023. He will wear jersey number 8 previously held by Thiago Motta, who retired.
On joining PSG
"I’m very proud to be joining Paris Saint-Germain, said Leandro Paredes on signing his contract. After my previous experiences in Italy and Russia, I now have this fantastic opportunity, not only to discover a new league but above all one to wear one of the most prestigious club jerseys in the world," he said.
"I’d like to thank the chairman and the coach for the confidence they have shown in me by signing me. We all know the extraordinary sporting dimension of Paris Saint-Germain, its players, and staff. I share the same high ambitions and I will do everything I can to give my club what it expects of me as a midfielder. I also look forward to the passionate atmosphere of the Parc des Princes, as I grew up with football fever in Argentina.”
The 24-year-old started his career with Boca Juniors in his homeland before moving to Italy with Chievo and then Roma, while he also spent one season on loan with Empoli, and then moved on to Zenit in Russia.