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 By Mark Rodden

Paris Saint-Germain move 'appealing' to Rosario's Giovani Lo Celso - father

Giovani Lo Celso's father believes that Paris Saint-Germain would be a good next destination for the Rosario Central-attacking midfielder.

Lo Celso, 20, is thought to have caught the eye of several European clubs as a result of his performances in the Argentine Primera Division and the Copa Libertadores.

His father Juan, who also manages his son's interests, made a trip to Europe recently to meet with directors of clubs who are tracking the player's progress.

Lo Celso has an Italian passport and, according to Le Parisien, his father first spent time with Roma.

But having then visited Paris this month, he believes that PSG could be a better fit.

"PSG's sporting project appealed to me more," Juan Lo Celso told Le Parisien.

Angel Di Maria who is also from Rosario, is a family friend of the Giovani Lo Celso.

"There's a smaller squad. In the short term, for Giovani, the chances of playing and proving himself are better at PSG.

"In Rome, he could stay on the bench or be loaned to another club.

"I saw a club with a huge hunger for glory, with an intensity that I didn't find elsewhere, and that pleased me a lot. It's a nice challenge to take on."

Also playing in PSG's favour, according to Le Parisien, is that current PSG attacker Angel Di Maria is also from Rosario. The players' parents are friends and neighbours.

However, Rosario Central vice president Ricardo Carloni said that his club have informed PSG that they want to keep Lo Celso until at least December.

"He's the player with the biggest potential in Argentina even though he's only played around 20 matches in the top flight," Carloni is quoted as saying by Le Parisien.

"We're not in any rush."

Mark covers European football for ESPN FC. Twitter: @mrodden

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