Paredes formerly played for AS Roma in Serie A and has been Zenit's star performers in recent months. However, outgrowing the challenge of the Russian Premier League, Paredes is moving to a big club with big expectations. Chelsea will be disappointed to have missed out and Paredes is expected to shine at his new club. At just 24 years of age, Paredes has a lot of potential grow and the Argentine, who also had spells with Chievo and Empoli on loan in Serie A, has nine caps already for his national team - scoring once in those matches.
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