Leeds United have been locked in negotiations with Udinese over midfielder Rodrigo de Paul for a number of weeks now.
Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano first reported that the Whites were “seriously interested” in the Argentinian at the end of August.
Since then, Leicester City have joined the hunt for de Paul, who has also attracted interest from Juventus as it seemingly becomes a three-horse race.
Thankfully for fans at Elland Road, Eleven Sports journalist Luca Fiorino claimed that Leeds are still in pole position for de Paul, with Juventus submitting no offers.
Fiorino previously reported that Udinese were holding out for £31.8million, with the Whites said to be working tirelessly to find an agreement.
Leeds fans are hoping the club has have found a breakthrough in these talks.
They were sent into dreamland on Wednesday, as someone noticed that De Paul had started to interact with the Elland Road faithful, even liking a tweet.
This is exactly what we want to be seeing – as do these fans.
— Oskar Richard 🏆 (@Oskini9) September 9, 2020
Rodrigo de Paul liked this! https://t.co/caIdV3fvOp
— Matty Williams (@WilliamsPlumber) September 9, 2020
@rodridepaul He hasn’t liked a tweet for 3 months and suddenly likes 2 lufc tweets!!!!!
— RH Trading (@RH_Trading) September 9, 2020
The 26-year-old is clearly appreciating the love shown from all the Leeds fans, and there’s no club with more passionate fans in the stands than the Whites.
This particular message claimed that de Paul would be adored at Elland Road, and looking at his stats, it would be clear to see why.
Since the start of the 2018/19 season in the Serie A, no other midfielder has been involved in more goals than the Argentine, with some impressive names below him.
🇮🇹Most productive midfielders in Serie A (from 2018/19):
30⭐️: 🇦🇷RODRIGO DE PAUL (16G, 14A)🇦🇷, Luis Alberto (10G, 20A)
23⭐️: Mario Pasalic (14G, 9A)
22⭐️: R. Nainggolan (12G, 10A)
21⭐️: H. Çalhanoglu (11G, 10A), E. Pulgar (13G, 8A)
19⭐️: S. Milinković-Savić (12G, 7A)#LUFC #MOT pic.twitter.com/h4q3QfTfCj
— playmakerstats (@playmaker_EN) August 30, 2020
De Paul is clearly warming to the idea of coming to Elland Road if his online activity is anything to go by, and Marcelo Bielsa will be a massive part of that attraction.
Just imagine the two Argentines working together next season, surely we are close to a breakthrough, and we can’t wait.
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