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Leeds: Whites ‘confident’ of signing Rodrigo de Paul

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Leeds United are reportedly ‘confident’ of signing Rodrigo de Paul in the summer transfer window, in what could potentially be a club-record deal.

The Lowdown: Constant interest in De Paul

The Whites have been linked with a move for the Udinese midfielder endless times in the last year, with a deal almost coming to fruition back in October.

De Paul may have stayed put in Italy for the time being, but he continues to be tipped to head to Elland Road, with Liverpool also rumoured to be interested in signing him.

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The Latest: Leeds ‘confident’ of deal happening

According to the Football Insider, there is growing belief from United sources that Leeds will get a deal for De Paul over the line, with Udinese demanding £37million for his services.

Should the Whites match that amount, it would make the Argentine the club’s most expensive signing in history, with Rodrigo (£27m) currently topping the pile.

The report does state that Udinese could be happy to let De Paul leave for £30million, however, acting as a boost for the Whites.

The Verdict: Ideal summer signing

Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t need to make major changes to his squad this summer, but a sprinkling of stardust is required to make Leeds even more formidable.

De Paul could be just that, enjoying 17 goal involvements in Serie A this season – eight goals and eight assists apiece – and playing an average of 2.4 key passes per game.

That’s more than any Leeds player in the Premier League in 2020/21, with Raphinha (2.1) having the most, highlighting the midfield creativity he could bring to the side.

In other news, one Leeds player has been tipped to face Tottenham this weekend – find out who it is here.


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