Reported Leeds target Rodrigo De Paul supposedly now valued at £27m
Udinese have reportedly (Calciomercato) slapped a new £27 million asking price on midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, who was heavily linked with a move to Leeds United in the last transfer window.
It would seem the Serie A outfit are ready to cash in on the Argentina international, with Inter Milan supposedly keen.
Inter are said see the 26-year-old as a possible replacement for Christian Eriksen.
The development may put Leeds on red alert, having reportedly chased him earlier this year.
Ultimately a move never materialised, with Whites director of football Victor Orta confessing he simply couldn’t afford De Paul in the end (Yorkshire Evening Post).
Goal had reported in September that Udinese had initially valued their man at around £37 million.
Whether Leeds would want to make a fresh approach for De Paul in January due to him reportedly having a lower valuation remains to be seen.
TBR’s View – Hope for Leeds?
Given Udinese’s technical director Pierpaolo Marino’s recent comments (via Football Italia), a move for De Paul is probably still somewhat unlikely for Leeds.
But his new price tag, if Udinese really have placed it upon him, surely makes him slightly more attainable.
The issue would be that Inter Milan clearly aren’t too happy with how the Eriksen transfer has panned out.
Leeds may fancy another crack at De Paul but could ultimately be powerless against the might of Inter if they do offload Eriksen.