Atletico Madrid announce the signing of Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese

Atletico Madrid announce the signing of Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese. De Paul helped Argentina to win Copa America on last Saturday.

Rodrigo de Paul-Udinese
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Atletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese on their official website.

The 26-year-old midfielder has had an outstanding season in the Italian league, and he will be hoping to prove himself in Spanish La Liga now.

The Argentine international recently helped his country win the Copa America, and he put on a sensational performance in the finals.

The Spanish champions needed to add more quality and depth in the central midfield, and the arrival of the 26-year-old midfielder will certainly improve them.

De Paul will add creativity and composure in the middle of the park, and he has a different skillset from that of the other Atletico Madrid midfielders.

It will be interesting to see if his arrival forces out the likes of Saul Niguez in the coming weeks.

The Spanish international has been linked with the move away from Atletico Madrid this summer, and Liverpool have been tipped as a potential destination.

Meanwhile, Rodrigo de Paul was linked with Liverpool and Leeds United in recent weeks as well, but Atletico have done well to fend off the competition from the two Premier League clubs and secure his services.

The Argentine international is at the peak of his powers right now, and he could prove to be a quality addition for the La Liga champions.

Diego Simeone will want to defend the La Liga title next year, and Atletico must look to bring in more quality players like De Paul in the coming weeks.