Leeds United target Rodrigo De Paul drops transfer hint in reply to fans on Twitter with talks ongoing over £37m Argentina playmaker’s switch from Udinese to Elland Road
- Leeds are keen to sign Udinese attacking midfielder Rodrigo De Paul
- Italian club value the Argentine at £37m which Leeds feel is too high
- But it appears the player is keen on the move to Elland Road after Twitter hint
- De Paul replied to a tweet by fanzine The Square Ball relating to the transfer
- He appeared to confirm talks between the clubs were ongoing
Rodrigo De Paul dropped a Twitter hint that his long-anticipated transfer to Leeds United is moving closer – before deleting the message.
The Argentina attacking midfielder, who plays in Italy for Udinese, has been linked with a switch to Elland Road for some time.
Newly-promoted Leeds played superbly against reigning champions Liverpool in their Premier League opener on Saturday but Marcelo Bielsa is still looking to strengthen his squad.
Leeds United target Rodrigo De Paul has dropped a hint that he is keen to move to Elland Road
The Argentine appeared to confirm on Twitter that talks are ongoing over his move to Leeds
And having already signed the forward Rodrigo from Valencia, Bielsa is now keen on signing his 26-year-old namesake before the window closes.
It seems De Paul is keen to move to Yorkshire as well, replying to a Twitter post by Leeds fanzine The Square Ball.
They wrote ‘Apparently he’s keen on the move but it now rests with the clubs’ to which De Paul replied ‘Yes’ with a fingers crossed emoji.
Udinese value the Argentine attacking midfielder at £37m but Leeds want to drive that down
Marcelo Bielsa is keen on further squad additions despite a good opening day performance
De Paul later deleted the tweet but not before causing a stir among The Square Ball’s followers.
Udinese want £37million for De Paul, which is higher than the Premier League club’s valuation but negotiations are ongoing it would seem.
Aside from the forward Rodrigo, Leeds have also signed the Germany international centre-back Robin Koch from Freiburg and made permanent the loans of Helder Costa and Illan Meslier.
Jack Harrison has also signed for a third season on loan from Manchester City.