With just over a week to go until the transfer window shuts for international deals, the question on the lips of every Leeds United fan is this: Will Rodrigo De Paul sign?
The transfer saga around De Paul has been going on for a long time but has stalled over the valuation.
Earlier in the week, Udinese chief Pierpaolo Marino said, “De Paul to Leeds? They’ve not matched the €35m price tag at the moment… so I hope he can stay.”
However, one major development on Thursday night has seemingly made the deal more likely to happen – at least in the eyes of a lot of Leeds fans.
Prominent Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Roberto Pereyra is about to be announced as a new signing by Udinese.
The Watford playmaker has been hailed as the replacement for De Paul at Udinese [Messaggero Veneto] and his arrival – back at the club after leaving for Juventus – could mean that some compromise is set to be reached with Leeds.
Di Marzio said that Pereyra should be announced on Friday and there are plenty of Leeds fans who have been given fresh hope by the news.
Here are the best reactions from excited Leeds fans…
— Jonny (@UKYorkVikes) September 24, 2020
Come on man – de paul has surely got to be coming!
— Tony LUFC 🏆 (@Tonylufc28) September 24, 2020
— C.P.A – MOT (@PremierLeedsMOT) September 24, 2020
No mate this paves the way for de Paul to Leeds
— Joe (@Rhino12344) September 24, 2020
@KyleDavis171 you boys are Basicly making Leeds able to get our best signing of the window 😍😍
— Greg Selby (@gregselby97) September 24, 2020
Don't care how long this has dragged on once we get it done before window shuts, what a player de paul would be for leeds
— mickc (@mickyc123) September 25, 2020
@Ben_curtis1 can it happen
— Oliver Tobin (@OliverTobin1) September 24, 2020
— scotty782lufc (@scotty782lufc) September 24, 2020
We need to get this deal done. He could make our season.
— Garry Pierrepont (@Weysider) September 24, 2020
Great bit of business.
— Bickers (@BickersLUFC) September 24, 2020
— Elliottravis (@Elliottravis5) September 24, 2020
Gulp – I can’t get excited yet
— Sam Bishop (@SamBishop5) September 24, 2020
— Lee.ds🏆 (@anyoldsport) September 24, 2020
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