Official: Atletico Madrid finally complete the signing of Argentina sensational Midfielder
Atletico Madrid have officially announced the signing of Rodrigo De Paul, who joins Diego Simeone’s side from Udinese on a five-year deal after undergoing medicals in Buenos Aires on Monday.
Simeone has been key to convincing his compatriot to sign for the LaLiga Santander champions, after a season where he scored nine times and mustered 10 assists in Serie A.
Following an outstanding season in Italy, De Paul became a Copa America champion with Argentina, who won their first major trophy in 28 years.
The agreement between the three parties was reached weeks earlier but his signing was expected to be announced after the tournament came to an end.
Back in 2013, Simeone had claimed that De Paul was one of the greatest Argentine talents and fast forward eight years, the two men will now join forces at Atletico.
De Paul’s agent Agustin Jimenez is an old acquaintance for Atletico as he is also Angel Correa’s representative and he was key to the team’s efforts in signing the Argentine.
It remains to be seen whether De Paul will establish himself in Atletico’s starting line-up, with Koke and Marcos Llorente being undisputed starters.
Saul Niguez could depart this summer, while Lucas Torreira, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Hector Herrera will all be competing for a spot in the first XI.
Source: All Football