Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain have signed Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes from Zenit St Petersburg on a four-and-a-half year deal, the French Ligue 1 club announced on Tuesday.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but French media had reported earlier that PSG would pay 45 million euros ($51.48 million) for the 24-year-old, who has been capped nine times by Argentina.
"I`m very proud to be joining Paris Saint-Germain," Paredes told PSG`s official website.
"I now have this fantastic opportunity, not only to discover a new league, but... to wear one the most prestigious club jerseys in the world," the midfielder added.
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PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi said that Paredes would bring guile and strength to the club`s midfield.
"Leandro brings with him the traditional strengths of Argentinian football, a fighting spirit and excellent technical skills," he said. "I am sure he will fit quickly into our coach`s well-organised and ambitious team."
The French champions, who have a 13-point lead at the top of Ligue 1, will travel to third-placed Lyon on Sunday.