After 16 years away from the top flight of English football, Leeds United have finally made it back to the big league.
Their ascension to the Premier League comes with a decent upgrade to their transfer kitty and Marcelo Bielsa’s side have gotten to work immediately, with a clear intention of staying up this season.
Rodrigo Moreno was the first of his name to join Leeds United by smashing their transfer record.
The Brazilian born Spanish international cost the club £26 million and within a week of the deal being announced, the Yorkshire club are being linked with another Rodrigo worth more than the one who they broke the bank for.
The second Rodrigo being spoken about is Rodrigo De Paul, currently plying his trade at Italian side Udinese.
The Argentine attacking midfielder, who as reports say, will cost Leeds about £31 million, could add some serious quality to Bielsa’s side.
Touted to be one of Serie A’s best attacking prospects, De Paul scored 16 and set up 14 goals in his last two seasons at Udinese.
Apart from his brilliant shooting, the attacking midfielder can set up chances brilliantly as well.
This gem for Udinese against Genoa back in November last year shows the kind of lethal right foot the Argentine possesses –
The 26 year old can push forward through the middle, and can also play as a left winger, adding a great deal of versatility to the attack.
Case in point, his brilliant goal against Roma back in November 2018 –
De Paul could turn out to be a menace for the opposition defenses if Marcelo Bielsa can get the best out of him.
Rodrigo De Paul has scored 24 and assisted 23 in 141 appearances for Udinese in the Serie A, and is almost on the verge of entering his prime years as a footballer.