Man United are locked in talks with PSG, as they are keen on bringing Leandro Paredes to Old Trafford.
I think it’s fair to say that Manchester United Football Club have had a disappointing start to the summer transfer window.
Tyrell Malacia has been signed, while Christian Eriksen may be close. Those deals have been overshadowed by doubts surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, coupled with the Frenkie de Jong deal looking pretty stagnant.
Well, the latest name to be linked with United could indicate that United’s move for De Jong is cooling, as a fresh midfielder has been thrown into the mix; Leandro Paredes.
It’s journalist Angelo Mangiante with the claim. He states that United are ‘interested’ in the 28-year-old defensive midfielder, who currently plies his trade for Paris Saint-Germain.
Mangiante adds that talks are ongoing between United and the Ligue 1 outfit. According to the Daily Express, the French giants are looking for around £30m to part with the Argentine this summer.
With two years left on Paredes’ contract, now may well be the perfect time to strike while the iron is hot and make a move for the PSG fringe player, who has averaged 27 appearances per season over the last four terms.
Paredes would be an astute signing if United could somehow get this deal over the line. The Old Trafford club have been crying out for that traditional defensive midfielder, while the Argentina international would fill that hole nicely.
The fact that PSG are looking to shift a few players before the start of the new season certainly plays into United’s hands. Paredes could be more obtainable than we all originally thought, so I’d assume the Reds could get this deal done pretty quickly – assuming the player would be interested in this move.
In terms of competition, Scott McTominay and Fred would stand in the way of Paredes, while the club are seemingly intent on replacing Nemanja Matic in that area of the field.
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