Udinese’s star playmaker Rodrigo De Paul, who has aroused interest from a host of European giants, including AC Milan, has been asked about his future in an exclusive interview granted to The Guardian.
The Argentine has also returned to his missed transfer to Leeds United in the previous summer transfer window. Here are his statements:
“I was very sincere, very clear with whom I had to be clear. I said what I thought, what I want. I’m 27 now. I’m not going to speak anywhere else because I respect everyone at Udinese, especially the fans who really love me.”
On his style of play:
“People talk about goals and assists but I was looking for stats on ball recoveries the other day. I’m on almost treble the first year: it was 150, it’s over 400 now. What I didn’t have then, now I do. So now you think: ‘OK, what’s next? What’s missing?’ The day I stop playing for Argentina, it will be because someone was better, not because I didn’t work. I like giving passes more than scoring and there are moments to throw yourself into tackles. I don’t have a problem doing that, nor do I want to be on the front pages.”