Udinese sporting director Pierpaolo Marino has ruled out midfielder Rodrigo de Paul leaving the club in the fast approaching January transfer window.
The Argentine national team player has long been linked with a move away from the Bianconeri club and recently admitted that whilst it would be difficult for him and his family to be as comfortable as they are in Udine, he has ambitions of playing in the Champions League.
“We are not selling De Paul in January, you don’t sell important players like him in January,” Marino explained in an interview with Italian radio station Radio 24 show ‘Tutto Convocati’ earlier on this evening.
“We have a great relationship with him and have no problems keeping him here with us. I have said for two years that he would have stayed but nobody believed me.”
de Paul joined his current employers in the Summer of 2016 from Valencia and is under contract with them through to the end of the 2023/24 season.
Since his arrival at the club, the 26-year-old, who has been capped by Argentina 19 times, has made 154 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has managed to score 26 goals and provide 27 assists for his teammates.