By Mark Smith

12th Jun, 2021 | 4:10pm

David Norris: Leeds still want to sign Rodrigo de Paul, player is still interested in move

David Norris has insisted that Leeds United and Rodrigo De Paul both still want a summer move to happen between the two.

The Udinese midfielder has been a long-term target at Elland Road and has already admitted that he would switch to work under Marcelo Bielsa, liking that famous Square Ball tweet.

Marcelo Bielsa wants to sign a new midfielder this summer, although recent updates have left De Paul looking unlikely in West Yorkshire, something Norris disagrees with.

Speaking to Football Fan Cast, Norris has shared that the Whites may just have to throw cash at Udinese to complete the deal.

“I think Leeds are still interested and he’s still interested in Leeds, and it’s been ongoing for a long time now, and I don’t think anything has changed so I think there’s definitely something there,” he said. 

“I don’t know if there’s an overvaluation in the player that is holding it up and it might be that if Leeds want him then they’re going to have to suck it up and pay what Udinese want.”

Dream move.
Mino Raiola has travelled to Italy this week, with talks over De Paul and his future likely to be on the cards, with his exit likely this summer.
Recent reports have suggested that the Whites were never interested in a move, despite strong links that surfaced from Fabrizio Romano.
De Paul is among Europe’s best players, being described as “world-class” and if he wants the move, we simply have to make it happen over the summer.
The 27-year-old has scored nine goals and delivered nine assists in his past season, and averages over two shots and key passes in every game, as well as over three dribbles according to WhoScored.
Imagine that creative spark in the heart of our side, in front of Kalvin Phillips, it would make us simply untouchable for many teams.
We have to throw money at Udinese, completing this move and ending every part of speculation that is set to come over the summer.