Udinese Captain Rodrigo De Paul Likely To Leave After Emotional Farewell Against Inter, Italian Media Report
Rodrigo de Paul almost certainly played his final game for Udinese at San Siro yesterday, according to a report in the Italian media.
As per Tuttosport’s print edition, the Bianconeri’s captain was in tears when he was substituted after 69 minutes during Inter’s 5-1 win.
De Paul was applauded off by the 1,000 spectators at San Siro before taking his place on the Udinese bench, at which point his emotions got the better of him.
This was probably his farewell to Udinese, and it could well be that De Paul is back at San Siro next season, with Inter known to be interested.
Speaking to reporters before the match, Udinese’s technical director Pierpaolo Marino seemed to admit the 27-year-old could be sold in the upcoming transfer window.
However, any club wishing to purchase De Paul – according to the Turin-based paper – will need to offer around €35-40 million.
De Paul joined Udinese from Valencia in 2016 and has since made 184 appearances in all competitions, scoring 34 goals and providing 36 assists.
This season alone, the Argentine has scored nine goals and provided 10 assists in Serie A for Luca Gotti’s side.