‘I would love to’ – 27-year-old reveals Real Madrid dream amid Spurs links

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Leandro Paredes admits he dreams of playing for Real Madrid one day in his career but is happy at Paris Saint-Germain amid rumoured interest from Tottenham. 

Paredes joined PSG from Russian side Zenit in 2019 but has seen his stint in the French capital hampered by periods sidelined through injury. 

The 27-year-old is approaching the final year of his contract with the freshly crowned Ligue 1 champions (Transfermarkt), which could leave his future at the club uncertain. 

CalcioMercato named Tottenham as potential suitors for Paredes with Antonio Conte thought to be an admirer of the midfielder, who is valued at around £20.7 million (€25m). 

While there is talk of a move to north London this summer, Paredes has since revealed that his goal is to turn out for Real Madrid at some point in his career. 

However, the Argentina international admitted that while pulling on Los Blancos’ jersey is the dream, he is currently happy with life at PSG. 

Paredes told TyC Sports: “I would love to play for Real Madrid one day, it’s a top club – but I respect Paris Saint-Germain and I’m more than happy here. 

“Every year they say on the press I’m going to leave PSG…but I’m happy here. The club wants me, [Mauricio] Pochettino too”. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Playing for Real Madrid will likely be the goal for plenty of players across the world considering they are the most successful club in Europe. 

It does seem a bit strange that Paredes has said this while still under contract at PSG, but it also gives an indication as to his availability this summer. 

He’d be a decent player to bolster the midfield ranks at Tottenham considering some of the options Conte has at his disposal right now. 

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