Rodrigo De Paul (26) not only consolidated himself in European football, but also became one of the fundamental cogs in the midfield of Lionel Scaloni’s Argentine National Team. And that is why the Udinese midfielder, who plays in Serie A in Italy, has appeared in recent months on the radar of several important clubs on the Old Continent.
Leeds United, the club led by Marcelo Bielsa, wanted to take him in the last transfer market. But the negotiations were unsuccessful and the former Racing Club is still in Calcio. But it seems that it will not be for long because the doors of the Premier League are reopened. At least that is what arises among the rumors of a winter pass market (in Europe, of course) that so far has been very light.
According to the British newspaper The Sun, Liverpool coach, German Jürgen Klopp, is watching the 10 and Italian Udinese captain with serious intentions to add him to his powerful team, leaders of the English league and one of the contenders to win the Champions League -in the second round They will face RB Leipzig from Germany. Of course, if the Reds want to take De Paul they will have to put in about $ 55 million – that was what they asked Leeds United months ago.
Winner. Jürgen Klopp, chosen twice in a row as the best coach of the year, wants Rodrigo De Paul. (Valeriano Di Domenico / Pool via AP)
Will the former Racing make the jump? His presence in Italy is far from the best because Udinese is on the loose in Serie A, which is led by Milan’s stainless steel Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Friuli team, which came from good campaigns, has only 16 units and is just there in the relegation zone (Torino, eighteenth in the table, has 12 points).
That is why from the sporting point of view there would be no doubts for De Paul, who would make an important leap in his career if he joins the ranks of Klopp’s team, recently chosen by FIFA as the best coach on the planet.
Rodrigo De Paul is the captain of Udinese. Photo: Reuters
After his start in Racing, De Paul had a brief stint at Valencia in Spain, where he spent almost $ 6 million. The native of Sarandí did not go well, who returned on loan to the Academy and, as in La Liga, it was difficult for him to stand.
However, when he returned to Valencia he was sold to Udinese, who paid 3.65 million US currency for him. Therefore, beyond the sporting loss, a possible sale to Liverpool for the amounts that are handled would result in a great deal for the northern Italian club. This season, the Argentine played all 16 Serie A games with three goals and two assists.
In keeping with her growth in Udinese, De Paul became a fixture for Scaloni. He has played 19 with the albiceleste and has long won a place among the headlines -either as an external or internal midfielder- of the national team.