Udinese director admits Milan-linked star could leave: “We couldn’t hold him back”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan target Rodrigo De Paul will be free to leave the club this summer if Udinese get an offer they ‘can’t refuse’, their director has confirmed.

Calciomercato.com recently reported how a lot of clubs are keen on signing De Paul when the summer mercato opens given he has racked up 19 goal contributions this season, with 9 goals and 10 assists in another underwhelming season for the Friulians.

The original asking price for the Argentina international was €35m but now the fact the player wants to move on and the lack of financial power that the big clubs have after Covid means that €30m plus bonuses could very well be enough, as per that report.

De Paul has been linked with numerous clubs, including Inter, Juventus, Milan, Roma, Napoli and Leeds United, and Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino admitted that he is likely to leave this summer.

“Obviously, he is a player whose name is on everyone’s lips. We have the desire and strength to keep him, but if an opportunity he can’t refuse arrives, we couldn’t hold him back,” he said (via Football Italia).

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