Juventus Insist On Paredes

By Chigozie Anueyiagu, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Juventus are looking to rebuild their midfield ahead of next season.

Massimiliano Allegri is likely to loan out 20-year-old Nicolo Rovella following an offer from Salernitana, and will be looking to sell one of Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot or Arthur Melo.

If none of them leave, it will be hard for the Turin club to sign high-earner Leandro Paredes from PSG, as they are unlikely to be able to afford his wages.

According to reports in Paredes is the last piece of the puzzle for Allegri as he looks to place the Argentine international in the centre of a midfield three, flanked by Paul Pogba and Manuel Locatelli.

The move will not be straightforward though, as SportMediaset claim that PSG are asking for double Juventus's initial £13m offer for the midfielder.

They also reported that Paredes is willing to leave the French champions after missing two of the club's recent pre-season games in Japan.

The Argentinian star will be desperate for regular playtime as he keeps one eye on this winter's World cup in Qatar. He appeared just 15 times in the league for PSG last season in a squad packed with midfielders.

Paredes is under contract until June 2024 but is unlikely to stay Parc des Princes beyond the end of this summer.

He has the potential to be a key player for the Old Lady, and knows Serie A will after forging his reputation with spells at Empoli, Roma and Cheivo.

Juventus could finally be the club that gives Paredes a leading role after four seasons as the 12th man in Paris.