Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly set to make a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen in January. According to the Daily Mail, the French side are also willing to sell off two of their current crop of players to help make a deal happen.
The players in question are Julian Draxler and Leandro Paredes and in the case of the latter, Everton should surely be taking interest.
It is, in part, because of Everton that Paredes ended up at PSG in January. The Argentine joined the French side from Zenit St Petersburg in a deal reported by Sky Sports to be worth around £35 million.
The move for Paredes came after they failed to sign Idrissa Gana Gueye from Everton in the winter. Everton were not willing to lose their key midfielder halfway through a season, despite PSG’s best efforts.
PSG, therefore, went full steam ahead with a move for Paredes and, so far, it has not proved a massive success.
Gueye eventually did join PSG in the summer and has proved an immediate hit with the Ligue 1 giants.
The result has seen Paredes dipping in and out of the starting XI at the Parcs des Princes and it seems he is now considered dispensable.
It was back in 2017 that Paredes’ performances in Serie A with Roma had reportedly (Calciomercato) caught the eye of Everton before he eventually made a big-money move to Russia.
Given Everton’s recent track record of raiding marquee clubs such as Barcelona (Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne), Juventus (Moise Kean) and Manchester City (Fabian Delph) for new recruits, doing the same at PSG would make perfect sense.
Paredes would be a brilliant recruit for Everton and help improve the midfield area which, at times, has looked fragile this season.
Perhaps Gueye’s move to the French capital could now have a pay-off.