Paris Saint-Germain will have players returning from loan stints this summer, including Leandro Paredes.
The Argentine midfielder has spent the 2022-23 season at Juventus, but the Serie A side doesn’t appear keen on keeping the player permanently. As a result, sporting advisor Luis Campos will need to find the 28-year-old a landing spot.
In his weekly column, PSG Talk’s and CBS Sports reporter Jonathan Johnson cited Atletico Madrid as a club that might be an option for Paredes.
“Honestly, anywhere,” Johnson wrote in his column. “However, a return to Italy might have been compromised by this underwhelming spell with Juve. Instead, the 28-year-old could be tempted by a move to Spain with a club like an Atletico Madrid potentially offering an decent fit for the 2022 World Cup winner.”
Paredes possibly landing with the Spanish club does make some sense. The midfielder’s teammate on the Argentina national team Rodrigo De Paul plays there. Additionally, manager Diego Simeone might have an appreciation for his compatriot too.
Although Paredes is vocal about remaining in Turin, that doesn’t appear it will happen. So while Campos’ priority will be to fix the squad for the 2023-24 season, the Portuguese club chief has to offload the players with no future in Paris.
It will be interesting to see if Campos can move off all the players or if he will struggle to find permanent deals for some of them; nonetheless, Paredes shouldn’t struggle to find a team despite his loan stint at Juventus.