Serie A expert Conor Clancy has lavished praise on Udinese attacking midfielder Rodrigo De Paul amid links with Leeds United.
Leeds have been linked with the playmaker for over a year, with the club seeing a bid rejected in last summer’s transfer window.
Reports suggest that they will go back in for him this summer and make another move, with Udinese reportedly demanding £35m for the star.
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De Paul enjoyed a superb season in Serie A after Leeds saw their initial bid rejected, making 36 appearances and scoring nine goals, while also laying on 10 assists.
Clancy is the editor-in-chief at Forza Italian Football, and he believes that the Argentina international is one of the best players at the Serie A club, who finished 14th in the table last season.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “He’s a classic number 10. He’s excellent on the ball, his ability to find holes in defences is phenomenal.
“Bearing in mind he’s been doing this with an Udinese side who basically don’t do anything, they’re just on the pitch, the players do nothing, they don’t bother attacking that much, they kind of defend. It’s just get the ball to De Paul and see what he can do.”
De Paul has made a total of 184 appearances for Udinese, scoring 34 goals and laying on 36 assists and he has also won 20 caps for Argentina.