The Rodrigo de Paul Atletico Madrid move suits all parties. The Madrid club have got themselves a crucial piece to the title retention puzzle and De Paul has got himself a much-deserved big move. As for his former club, Udinese, the have got themselves a bundle of cash to play around with this summer.
The Argentine has just won the Copa America, too, which should see his confidence go through the roof- especially after the performance he put in. The midfielder put on a forward-passing masterclass in a game that lacked quality throughout. His ball to Angel Di Maria for the winning goal was sublime. Meanwhile, the threaded pass to Lionel Messi looked near impossible. If you didn’t know about De Paul’s quality before the final, best believe, you’ll be his biggest fan now the game is done.
Rodrigo De Paul Atletico Madrid Move Perfect for Both Parties
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Added Dynamism to Atletico Madrid
Now with his countryman in Diego Simeone, the midfielder should reach a whole new level whilst adding a different dynamism to the La Liga champions. Crucially, too, title rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona seem to be falling apart this summer. Barcelona, having signed Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay, are unable to register any new players. And that includes Lionel Messi who looks likely to sign a new contract.
Real Madrid are also enduring a summer to forget, saying goodbye to Sergio Ramos and perhaps even Raphael Varane come the end of the summer. As for incomings, Los Blancos have so far only welcomed David Alaba on a free deal this summer. When seeking to bounce back from a title loss, not many opt to follow Barcelona and Real Madrid’s current game plan, especially when the champions are improving even further.
Atletico look the only one of the big three La Liga sides in a serious position to once again compete for the title.
Rodrigo de Paul is a Dream Partner for Saul Niguez at Atletico Madrid
Saul Niguez and Rodrigo de Paul can form a dream partnership at Atletico Madrid given their opposing playing styles. Saul is a steadier, safer yet effective midfielder whilst De Paul will take more risks and drive at the opposition. And that creates the perfect combination. If Simeone’s side fail to pass through the opposition, they have the luxury of turning to De Paul’s dynamism.
That’s what Atletico Madrid have lacked over the years, too; that ability to mix and match their approach; that all-important plan B. In contrast to when they won the title in 2014, Atletico Madrid have adapted and improved ahead of the new season; ahead of their title defence. So don’t be surprised if they once again pip Barcelona and Real Madrid to the La Liga crown next season.
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