Watford star Roberto Pereyra is closing in on a return to Udinese this transfer window, which could spark a domino-effect seeing Rodrigo De Paul leave the club, with Leeds United still keen.
Leeds have arrived back in the Premier League already making their presence known on and off the field, with gripping seven-goal thrillers and marquee signings grabbing all the headlines.
Creating chances has never been an issue for Marcelo Bielsa’s men both in the Championship and the top flight, with seven goals scored in two games so far, but Leeds have still been eager to strengthen in key areas.
Rodrigo Moreno arrived for a club-record fee before the start of the season but the Whites aren’t finished in the attacking department.
Diego Llorente arrived at the club on Thursday and now all that remains as a transfer target seems to be a marquee attacking midfielder.
Links to Udinese’s main man Rodrigo De Paul have been extremely strong in the past month, even to the point where the player has openly stated on Twitter that he is keen on a move to Leeds.
There hasn’t been much progress between the two clubs, however, with Udinese not shifting from their €40million valuation.
Meanwhile, the Serie A side look to be lining up a player with a very similar skill-set to De Paul that they’ve been familiar with in the past.
Gianluca Di Marzio are reporting that Watford midfielder Roberto Pererya is set to rejoin Udinese following the Hornets’ relegation, opening the door for De Paul to move on from the club.
There’s no word on Leeds going in hard for De Paul in the past week or so, but his club signing a player who looks, to all intents and purposes, like a replacement is a strong indication of his future.
De Paul is clearly keen on signing for Leeds but the valuation being held by Udinese is a huge stumbling block.
You’d hope that Udinese signing Pereyra would be enough to see them loosen their grip on their prized asset, knowing they’ve got someone in who plays the same position.
With a defender now in the doors, De Paul is the only player left that we really need to go in for, so you’d think that the club will put all their eggs in one basket now and kick up the pace to sign him.