Serie A expert Conor Clancy believes Rodrigo De Paul would instantly become Leeds United’s best player if he joined the club this summer.
The Udinese attacking midfielder has been repeatedly linked with a potential switch to Elland Road.
Leeds are said to have tabled a bid for the Argentina international last summer, but the Serie A club held firm and kept him in Italy.
Since then, he scored nine goals and laid on 11 assists in all competitions for the club he captains.
Leeds’ interest is not understood to have dissipated, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side again reportedly considering a move to snaffle away the 27-year-old.
They face competition, though, as Liverpool have also been linked with a potential swoop.
Clancy, though, feels Leeds ought to do all they can to secure his signature, given that he is better than every current player at Elland Road.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Clancy, who is the editor-in-chief at Forza Italian Football, gave him a glowing reference.
He said: “I think he’s probably better than any player Leeds have on their books at the moment, particularly in an attacking sense.
“I know they’ve got a lot of good players but De Paul, for me, is just on another level to the rest of them.”