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Leandro Paredes and Max Allegri involved in training ground spat at Juventus

Juventus midfielder Leandro Paredes has confronted coach Massimiliano Allegri over his lack of playing time, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 28-year-old was involved in a verbal spat with the Italian coach and angrily skipped lunch after the incident.

During yesterday’s training session, Paredes was unhappy when returning to the dressing room. He was behind Allegri before confronting the manager.

The argument was fiery, with the player keen to know why Allegri has used him sparingly since he joined on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Argentine midfielder has only made 18 appearances for the Turin club in Serie A. He has accumulated just 615 minutes of the league playing time.

Paredes has played more in European competitions, but those games are not enough to satisfy him. He left Les Parisiens thinking he’d be a first-choice in Turin.

When the midfielder joined the Bianconeri from the Ligue 1 table-toppers, many people expected him to have been an integral part of Allegri’s set-up.

Paredes has struggled for consistency, and Juventus have Adrien Rabiot, Nicolo Faglioli and Manuel Locatelli ahead of him in the pecking order.

If Paul Pogba returns to full fitness, he will also be in front of Paredes.

Everything points to the former AS Roma midfielder returning to Paris this summer.

Juventus will try to sign Sassuolo’s Davide Frattesi, who has been impressing in Serie A.

They will face competition from AS Roma, who have been trying to sign him since last summer.

Paredes will return to PSG, where he has a year left on his deal, and it is unclear what the future holds.

PSG will be reluctant to send him on another loan, with his deal expiring in 2024. They need to sell him this summer.

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