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Leandro Paredes: “I plan to live in Rome once I retire from football.”

John Solano
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During an interview on Argentinean television, Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes discussed his future plans both on and off the pitch, admitting his plans to live in Rome upon retirement.

The 29 year-old moved to the Italian capital this past summer on a permanent deal from PSG—marking his return to the club after six years.

“Once I’m done playing football, I plan to live in Rome,” Paredes told DSports.

“My wife and I started thinking about this when I originally left in 2017 because of how much I liked the city and the people here. Now that I’m back, this idea to live here has become cemented into our minds.”

He joked, “My son was born here and speaks Romanesco. Though, sometimes they’re tough to understand because they cut off their words.”

Before hanging up his boots, the midfielder outlined his plans for the latter stages of his playing career.

“Prior to retirement, I’ll return to Boca (Juniors),” he confessed. “It’s something I’ve had my mind set on ever since I left there. Maybe this will happen after my contract with Roma expires.”

“Would (Paulo) Dybala and I go together? He’s a Boca supporter so it’d be impossible for him to go to River Plate. Perhaps I can bring him with me in my luggage,” laughed Paredes.

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