Last summer, it seemed a certainty at one point that Leeds would sign Udinese midfielder, Rodrigo De Paul, with the rumour mill in overdrive at the time.
The Argentinian midfielder looked all set for a switch to Elland Road but, alas, no move ever prevailed and De Paul has remained in Italy.
But the rumours haven’t gone away as yet. Leeds are still being linked with a move for the midfield star, with reports just a few weeks ago suggesting the Whites were still very much keen on De Paul.
However, just a few weeks down the line and things have changed again. Only this time, it looks like things have changed for the worse for Marcelo Bielsa’s impressive side.
That’s because Calciomercato have now claimed that Inter Milan are mulling over a £30m bid for De Paul. It’s a move which would surely appeal to the Argentine, given Inter’s stature and size in the footballing world.
Leeds miss the boat with Rodrigo De Paul
It’s not over when it comes to De Paul for Leeds. We’ve seen, even with just this one transfer story, that the goalposts seem to move on an almost daily basis.
But you just get the impression that Inter’s concrete interest, coupled with the sort of wages they’ll be able to offer, and finally, the lure of De Paul remaining settled in Italy with his family, are all going against Leeds here.
Of course, Victor Orta might surprise everyone and come in with his own big-money bid for De Paul. However, should Inter make that reported £30m move, then it’s hard to see Elland Road being the end goal for the Udinese man.
Time will when it comes to De Paul’s success. But you just can’t help that Leeds might have missed the boat a bit here and could well live to regret.