We really thought that Fiorentina would land Rodrigo de Paul this summer until Daniele Pradè squelched the talk at the end of August. It was the second year in a row that saw the Viola linked to a move for the Argentina international, but maybe, maaaaaayyyyybe, this time is for real.
The report comes from Argentine journalist Leo Paradizo, who claims that Fiorentina have tabled a €30 million offer for the Udinese star.
Let’s start with the caveats. The first is the source; Paradizo primarily covers the Superliga, particularly Racing Club, and doesn’t seem to have many contacts in Italy. While it’s believable that he’s in touch with de Paul’s camp—the player got his start at Racing—he left in 2014. That’s a long time.
There’s also the fact that Udinese don’t seem to have any intention to sell him this January, according to GdS.