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Real Madrid consider move for Rodrigo De Paul – Reports

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Real Madrid allegedly targeting signing Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul this summer.

The 26-year-old has been one of the prominent midfielders of Serie A this season and they hope to move to one of the elite European clubs.

According to Central Defense, Real Madrid sees Rodrigo De Paula as a cheap solution to strengthen the midfield. Los Blancos are eager to sign a midfielder who will replace the aged Luka Modrić in the long run.

Rodrigo De Paul went through the youth ranks at the Racing Club before making his 2012 debut. He moved to Valencia in the summer of 2014.

After two great years in Spain, the Argentine national team player joined Udinese in the summer of 2016. He then made 174 appearances for the Italian team, scoring 31 goals in his five years at the club.

Rodrigo De Paul had an impressive 2019-20 season. During which he scored seven goals and provided 6 assists in 34 games for Udinese. He was in a big relationship with the transfer to Juventus last summer, but the deal did not materialize.

The former Valencia have continued their impressive form this season, scoring 6 goals and providing 6 assists in 26 Serie A appearances. His consistent appearances have now caught the eye of Real Madrid, who are eager to bolster their midfield in the summer.

Zinedine Zidane reportedly desperately wants to sign Eduardo Camaving of Rennes. However, as Real Madrid refuse to match the teenager’s estimate of the French side of 70 million euros, the Spanish giant will switch to Rodrigo De Paula, who could be available for only 30 million euros.

Real Madrid will have to sell players to make room for the potential arrival of Rodrigo De Paul

Rodrigo De Paul has been spinning from Udinese for the last two seasons
Rodrigo De Paul has been spinning from Udinese for the last two seasons

Real Madrid have spent the last two transfer window selling and borrowing a number of edge players. The Spanish giants will also have to deal with the return of a certain number of players from loans this summer.

Martin Odegaard, Dani Ceballos and Takefusa Kubo will return to the Spanish capital this summer.

Real Madrid will therefore have to sell or borrow some of these players if they want to raise funds and create space in the squad for the arrival of Rodrigo De Paul.

Posted March 17, 2021, 12:33 PM IST


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