Rodrigo de Paul could be a ‘massive’ signing who makes Leeds United even stronger next season, according to former Whites goalkeeper Paddy Kenny.
The Lowdown: De Paul linked with Leeds move
The Argentine has impressed hugely for Udinese this season, chipping in with nine goals and assists apiece in Serie A – in his last five matches he three goals and four assists, and Whoscored have named him man of the match in seven of his last ten games.
De Paul has been continually linked with a club-record summer move to Leeds, as Marcelo Bielsa looks for a sprinkling of stardust to add to his squad.
The Latest: Kenny talks up signing
Speaking to Football Insider, Kenny believes De Paul has the quality to be a real difference-maker at Elland Road, coming straight in as a regular and improving the starting lineup:
“They’ve got to strengthen, definitely. You’ve got to strengthen the starting XI. Leeds needs to sign, not squad players, but players who are playing in that team every week.
“They need to be even stronger than they have been this season. De Paul is one who will be pushing that team and getting in the starting XI.
“I’m sure they’re looking to strengthen and consolidate what they have done this season and he could be massive and a massive part of that.”
The Verdict: A potential game-changer
The key for Leeds is indeed signing a few players who walk into the ‘best’ XI next season and De Paul is most certainly one of those.
He is all-round talent who produces constant end product from midfield, as highlighted above, as well as excelling in the less-heralded aspects of the game.
De Paul has averaged 1.2 tackles per game in the league this season and he possesses a work-rate that would fit right in at Leeds.
A current tally of 19 caps for Argentina further outlines the 26-year-old’s pedigree and he could be a superb signing if the Whites manage to get a deal over the line.
In other news, Leeds are reportedly keen on signing a current Premier League player. Find out who it is here.
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