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Exclusive: Serie A expert drops big De Paul claim amid Leeds interest

Serie A expert Conor Clancy believes Rodrigo De Paul would be able to slot into Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United side if he did make the move to Elland Road this summer.

The Udinese playmaker has been heavily linked with the club for around 12 months.

Last summer, Leeds saw a bid rejected for the Argentina international, who has enjoyed an exceptional season with the Italian club.

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In total, he made 36 Serie A appearances, scoring nine goals and registering 11 assists.

He is a remarkably versatile presence, capable of playing in attacking midfield, on the both flanks, and in central midfield.

It remains to be seen if Leeds will be able to convince him to make the move to Elland Road, as Liverpool are also said to be interested, but Clancy, who is the editor-in-chief at Forza Italian Football, believes De Paul has the tools required to make a real impact at Leeds.

Indeed, he believes he would be able to adapt to Bielsa’s high-pressing demands, provided he was willing.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “With the work rate, he’s capable of it, I’m not sure if he wants to do it all that much.

“Particularly coming from Udinese, where he’s the man, he’s the star, the rest of the people do a little bit of his work for him. It might just be a case of, if he goes, he’s limited to an hour a game or something and then get someone else on but if he’s willing, he could do it.”

Article title: Exclusive: Serie A expert drops big De Paul claim amid Leeds interest

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