Atlético announces De Paul

The Argentine arrives as one of the great stars of his team in the conquest of the Copa América. He signed for five seasons after shining at Udinese.


Rodrigo de Paul is already a new Atlético player. The club announced, again at 19:03, the time of the rojiblancas news, the agreement with Udinese, which had been closed since before the start of the America's Cup, and is made with one of the great stars of the championship, key to that Argentina lift the title.

The speed to take over the 27-year-old footballer has been fundamental in the rojiblanca entity, since De Paul has come out of the tournament completely revalued after being a reference in the Argentine midfield and signing an outstanding final against Brazil, assisting Di Maria in the winning goal. But, beyond his role with the national team, the midfielder had been drawing Atlético's attention for several seasons due to his high level in Serie A. In May, as As reported, the operation was underway and this Monday it became official. Udinese captain, a sign of the increase in gallons and maturity in the dressing room, De Paul has little to do with that young winger who played for Valencia between 2014 and 2016.

The Argentine was centering his position until he became a fixture in the engine room, providing ball output, arrival, quality and work with a pivot from behind. De Paul finished last league with 36 games played, nine goals and nine assists. He was the fourth highest scoring midfielder in Serie A and the sixth highest assisted player in the competition. In addition, he finished as the player with the most good dribbles in the Italian league (122), he was also the one who won the most duels with 294, the third in good centers to the area, the twenty-fourth player with the most good passes completed (1,465) and the tenth midfielder with the most recoveries (207) .

The champion is reinforced with his second signing after that of Marcos Paulo and De Paul, who signed for five seasons, will join the preseason after enjoying a few days of vacation, like Correa and Lodi, also participants until the final of the Copa América, and Trippier, who reached the final of the Eurocup. Simeone adds a new card with his compatriot, who has a style of play that adapts perfectly to the coach's ideas. With an Italian passport, he does not occupy an extra-community position and promises to maximize internal competition in the center of the field. His arrival could lead to a departure for Saúl, who has been losing prominence in Cholo's schemes and would have a change of scenery among his plans.

De Paul will make it even more expensive for your technician to make the eleven. Last season Simeone established a very offensive midfield with Koke acting as a pivot alongside Llorente and Lemar, with full freedom to step onto the opponent's area. El Cholo also has Kondogbia, more positional and physical and who can take a step forward this course after completing a first acclimatization course, with Saúl himself and with Héctor Herrera, who is disputing the Gold Cup with Mexico. De Paul usually plays accommodated to the right profile, together with a pivot at his side and with enormous physical capacity that allows him to contribute a lot of back and forth to the team. Atlético strengthens and does so with a first-line player.

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