Leeds can get a perfect partner in the middle of Calvin Phillips in Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese.
What’s the story?
Reports from last summer suggested that Marcelo Bielsa wanted to attract the Argentine international to Eland Road, and it was even recently suggested by Athletic’s Phil Hay that the midfielder wanted to join the club in the Premier League.
Football Insider has already revealed that the Whites are ready to pay a club fee to sign De Paul in the upcoming transfer window and have made it one of their best goals.
Imagine him and Calvin
The 1.8m (5 ft 11) ace has been described by his former manager Julio Velazquez as a man who “lacks absolutely nothing”, and the midfielder with a rating of 34.2 million pounds supported these words this season from scored eight goals and provided nine assists in just 33 games.
When you look at what kind of player he is, you can understand why Bielsa is so keen to bring him to Eland Road and why he can be the perfect partner for Phillips in the engine room.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Smarterscout’s Dan Altman said: “There are no central midfielders in the top five European leagues who can match Rodrigo de Paul’s style of play and coverage.
“He is most active in the right channel, crossing the midfield, but he can jump almost anywhere. He is an avid defender and his contribution to attack is huge by the standard of the Premier League. He is Argentine and has a huge production on both sides of the ball, so he looks great for Leeds on Biels. “
With this ability to break lines with his running and movement, De Paul can offer a touch of midfield, which escaped Leeds this season in the Premier League – Mateusz Klich is their central midfielder with only two goals.
The Argentine would offer Phillips a runner to hit with his fine range, and would allow the English international to sit a little deeper and dictate the game, as he usually does.
Described as an “avid defender”, De Paul could join Phillips to make it an absolute nightmare for opposition midfielders to try to get time for the ball to try and play, and the duo could play a huge role in his return. as fast as possible if you end up playing together for the whites.
Not surprisingly, Leeds is again interested in signing it.
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