Solidly installed at the top of the Ligue 1 standings, PSG will end the French Championship with deep concerns among its staff.
Leandro Paredes operated on and out for the rest of the season
PSG end the season with one less midfielder. Mauricio Pochettino will now have to compose without Leonardo Paredes† The Argentina international, who was injured against FC Lorient last weekend, suffered from pubalgia. After some hesitation about the 27-year-old’s treatment, the capital club ultimately opted for surgery. But the latter will not be available for the next two months. Indeed, PSG released a medical statement on Thursday announcing that the former Zenith Saint Petersburg midfielder has undergone surgery. Maize Leandro Paredes will have to observe a period of two months of unavailability, which means he will be out for the rest of the season.
“Update on the situation of the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder. Leandro Paredes, who had been suffering from pubalgia for several weeks, was operated successfully in Paris today. His return to the competition of the Paris midfielder is expected in about 2 months., the PSG wrote on its site. Under contract until June 2023, Lionel Messi’s compatriot will no longer be able to help his teammates in conquering the 10th title of champion of France.
Author of 22 appearances for 1 goal and 2 assists, the San Justo native is one of the elements Pochettino often relies on in the midfield rotation. His absence for the next two months is therefore a serious blow to PSG. Especially since the Parisian management planned to sell it this summer to raise cash.
PSG Mercato: Paredes transfer now compromised?
If Juventus has made Turin of Jorginho a priority to strengthen their midfield next summer, Massimiliano Allegri would be a big fan Leandro Paredes since his adventure in Serie A with Chievo Verona, Empoli and AS Roma between 2014 and 2017. According to information collected by Tuttosportcould therefore the leaders of the Old Lady send an offer to the Paris Saint Germain for his number 8. Still in Italy, Inter Milan would also be interested in the profile of the Argentine.
Looking for a new midfielder to support the Croatian international Marcelo Brozovic (29) the reigning Italian champion would already prepare an envelope for Paredes. Arriving in January 2019 at 40 million euros, the former Boca Juniors prodigy is valued today at 20 million euros according to the specialized site Transfermarkt† It remains to be seen whether his injury and his two-month unavailability will affect his transfer.