Atlético de Madrid announced on Monday the signing for the next five seasons of the Argentine international midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, recent champion of the Copa América and from Udinese, to reinforce the midfield of the rojiblanco team, after the transfer agreement between both clubs .
In their social networks, at 7:03 p.m. specifically (the club was founded in 1903), as it did last Thursday with the renewal of Diego Simeone, Atlético confirmed the incorporation of the 27-year-old footballer, who is the second reinforcement for next season, after Brazilian Marcos Paulo, from Fluminense.
“A powerful midfielder comes to our club, with great facility to join the attack and both score goals and provoke them for his teammates,” Atlético de Madrid highlighted about the player, who has played the last five years at Udinese, with a total of 184 games, 34 goals and 36 assists.
“In Udine, De Paul has grown to become one of the sensations of the Italian championship. Last season he has been considered one of the best midfielders in the Italian league and his numbers support it. These show that he has been one of the most Calcio’s unbalancing players: he is the most dribbler of the tournament with 182 dribbles (of which 122 were successful) and the player who has won the most one-on-one duels (289). His vertical game also makes him the second footballer who received the most fouls in the championship (126) “, highlighted Atlético.
There he arrived for the 2016-17 season from Valencia, with whom he played 44 games and scored two goals in a year and a half. Before, De Paul emerged from the Argentine Racing Club de Avellaneda, with whose first team he added 70 crashes and seven goals in two and a half seasons. He has been international with Argentina 28 times, since 2018.
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“After playing the Copa América in 2019, this summer he has played it again, getting the title with the albiceleste. The brand new champion of the tournament arrives as one of the pillars of Argentina. He has played six games of the championship, starting in the quarterfinals. (where he scored against Ecuador), the semifinal and the decisive match against Brazil. He thus joins the list of illustrious Argentines who defended our shirt and shares a circumstance with one of our great legends: Griffa, who also landed in our club after lifting the Copa América, “added Atlético.
“Therefore, a very talented player arrives, who can occupy several places in the center of the field due to his versatility. Both on the inside and on the wing he is shown as a danger for the rival defenses, not only because of his scoring ability but also because of his ease in giving assists. In addition, he is a player who does not give up, with a great capacity for work and who puts all his qualities at the service of the group, “the Madrid club explained about De Paul, who will join the team in three weeks. the preseason of Atlético de Madrid, after having played the Copa América.