Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain have signed Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes from Zenit St Petersburg on a four-and-a-half year deal, the French Ligue 1 club announced yesterday.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but French media had reported earlier that PSG would pay 45 million euros ($51.48 million) for the 24-year-old, who has been capped nine times by Argentina.
“I’m very proud to be joining Paris Saint-Germain,” Paredes told PSG’s official website. “I now have this fantastic opportunity, not only to discover a new league, but… to wear one the most prestigious club jerseys in the world.”
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi said Paredes would bring guile and strength to the club’s midfield.