Leandro Paredes was one of the best players for Argentina during the 2019 Copa America, and he was expected to have a great season featuring for Ligue 1 champions PSG as a vital part of the club’s midfield scheme. However, things have not happened as expected.
The former Zenit star has barely played for Les Parisiens during the 2019-20 season, as manager Thomas Tuchel seems to have forgotten about him in the first month and a half of the campaign. The former Borussia Dortmund has chosen other players to assemble his ideal midfield, and Paredes does not seem close to feature any time soon.
Of course, gaining a starting role at PSG is not easy. Paredes would have to compete with the likes of Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye and Marco Verratti for playing time. That’s not simple and given the way Gueye has settled into the side, it makes sense that Paredes isn’t playing much.
With that in mind, Paredes might try to force an exit from PSG during the January transfer window. Returning to Russia will always be an option, although he could also go back to Italy where he had his best form. He needs the first-team minutes to become an alternative for Argentina ahead of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
Will we see Paredes leaving PSG in the near future? Apparently, all the signs point towards that outcome.