Over the past couple of weeks, there’s been a lot of talk of Leeds United’s alleged interest in Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul.
There were a number of claims that the newly promoted Premier League side had made a ‘big offer’ of close to €35m for the Argentinian midfielder, but that the Serie A club, owned by Gino Pozzo, wanted €40m.
Still, there was no mention about what had happened to that offer, and the feeling was that it was just sitting there as the players agent reportedly travelled to Italy to sort things out.
He hasn’t managed that just yet, as Messaggero Veneto on Tuesday, relayed by Mondo Udinese, explain Gino Pozzo ‘has rejected the first assault from Leeds by president Andrea Radrizzani’.
The amount isn’t mentioned (we can guess it’s that €35m one), but it’s made clear once again that the Udinese midfielder ‘cannot cost less’ than the €40m asking price despite the player himself considering ‘his adventure in Friuli to be over’.
So far, there has yet to be a ‘relaunch’ from Leeds, and it will be needed if they want the player.
There’s also mention of Leicester City in the article, but it’s explained that is coming from ‘rumours bouncing from England’, and not their own information.