Atletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of Rodrigo de Paul from Italian side Udinese.
The 27-year-old, fresh from helping Argentina win the Copa America, has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the LaLiga champions.
“I’m very happy, I’m going to join LaLiga’s champion and I’m conscious of the responsibility it carries. It is a big step in my football career. Moreover, because of the timing, just after winning the Copa América. This fills me of strength to meet all expectations.
"I’m a football’s passionate, and because of my experience in Spanish football, I know very well Atlético de Madrid, without counting with all the friends and colleagues I have playing in Spain”, stated Rodrigo de Paul in declarations for our club official web, and that in its changing rooms will meet with Ángel Correa who was as well colleague in the recent 2021 Copa América.
“I’m very happy to have the opportunity of working under Simeone’s commands. Firstly, because of the kind of football manager he is, one of the all-time bests. I love football, it’s part of my daily life, and having a manager of Simeone’s high-caliber guiding one is a privilege. In addition, it fills me with compatriot pride, I enjoy being under his commands because I have grown watching him play with Argentina’s National football team shirt”, claimed our new player.
He made his professional debut in 2013 with Racing, having previously played for the club’s youth sides.
De Paul has developed into one of Serie A’s best players – having produced 34 goals and 36 assists in 184 matches.