Leeds want to sign Udinese attacking midfielder Rodrigo De Paul

Date published: Sunday 30th August 2020 4:00 - James Holland

Rodrigo De Paul Leeds

Leeds have been busy so far this summer.

The Whites have signed seven players, including Robin Koch from Freiburg and Helder Costa from Wolves.

They also broke their transfer record to sign Rodrigo from Valencia, who cost them £30 million.

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And now Marcelo Bielsa is already looking to sign another player before their season opener on 12 September.

According to The Telegraph, Leeds are in talks with Udinese to sign attacking midfielder Rodrigo De Paul.

The Argentinian playmaker is seen as Premier League quality by Bielsa and could be the subject of a bid from the Yorkshire club in the coming days.

Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has said that the player is valued by Udinese at £25 – £30 million, as they are not looking to sell him this summer.

However, Leeds are open to continuing their summer spending spree and may be able to work out a deal.

They’ve already spent over £60 million in preparation for their return to the Prem.

De Paul is a versatile midfielder who would be able to add plenty of creativity to Bielsa’s side.

He can play in central midfield, in a number ten role or out wide. He reached 13 goal contributions in 34 Serie A appearances during the most recent campaign, helping Udinese to finish 13th in the Italian top flight.

It’s believed that De Paul would link up well with Kalvin Phillips in the middle of the park at Elland Road and would provide plenty of chances for new forward Rodrigo.

Alongside the playmaker, Leeds are also thought to be interested in Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

The 27-year-old might be available for transfer this summer as Bernd Leno looks set to return from injury.

Martinez is searching for regular first team opportunities, something which newly-promoted Leeds may be able to offer him.

Martinez played in Arsenal’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool yesterday.

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