For a good week or so, it seemed like Leeds United were going to go all out to try and sign Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese.
There’s been calls for the Argentine to finally leave the Serie A club for bigger and better things, and a move to Elland Road would have helped him in doing so.
They might not be Champions League material just yet, but Marcelo Bielsa’s squad would have been a great place for him to discover a new league with a compatriot as manager.
The move never materialised, despite the player taking to Twitter with his fingers crossed that one time, and Leeds moved onto other players.
That is, in essence, what Andrea Radrizzani hinted at on Friday when talking Tutti Convocati on Radio 24, relayed by Calciomercato.it.
He said: “We thought about him, but I don’t think anyone will take him.”
The reason for that, as has been reported many times, appears to be the Pozzo’s family asking price of €40m, which no one has yet to match.
Either way, Leeds appear to have firmly moved on.