A signing that could have had Leeds United knocking on the door of the top six this season, Rodrigo De Paul is still being linked with the club, and former midfielder David Norris believes this one could still run this summer.
De Paul was reportedly close to signing for Leeds last summer with just a transfer fee between the two clubs proving to be a stumbling block too big for the Premier League outfit to get over.
Last summer Leeds appeared to be the only clubs seriously interested in De Paul and the only club willing to give him his chance in the Premier League but after another stunning season in Serie A, there is reported interest from Liverpool.
The Udinese midfielder was once again the main reason why they avoided the drop with his nine goals and 10 assists the most by anyone at the club, and Norris thinks this could be the summer De Paul finally leaves Serie A as he spoke exclusively to Football FanCast:
“The fact that it’s still got legs to it definitely means that the player is interested and there’s obviously a massive interest in him from the club.
“He would have known about Leeds’ interest in him way before it came out to all of us and now it’ll just be up to the player to see if he gets his head turned by someone like Liverpool coming in for him.”
A lot of Leeds’ attacking threat came down their wings from Raphinha and Jack Harrison so to bring someone like De Paul into the side who had the most successful take-ons during the Serie A season would add a different dimension to their play.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are still being linked with the midfielder who has been battling against relegation for the last few seasons which could force him to seek a new challenge.