Phil Hay has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Phil Hay Show about all things relating to Leeds United.
The 26-year-old Argentinian was consistently linked with a move to Elland Road last summer, and he used his social media activity to show how much he wanted to join the Whites.
Hay can see De Paul leaving Udinese, but he isn’t sure where he will end up.
He said: “I’m going to watch De Paul with great fascination like everybody else.
“I can’t help feeling that he is going to move somewhere this summer; I [was] watching some of the highlights of his assists and goals in Italy, and it just seems as if his time at Udinese must be at an end but still no suggestion that it’s going to be Leeds, but you live in hope, don’t you?”
Do you think Leeds will sign De Paul?
No, we won't
Yes, we might get him
TIF Thoughts on De Paul…
This season in Serie A, De Paul has arguably been Udinese’s best player in the league with a WhoScored average rating of 7.5 and he has also scored eight goals and provided seven assists.
So he has been the standout player for them and given his versatility, you would think that he could be a good addition to Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but Hay doesn’t seem to be convinced that he will end up at Elland Road.
However, having been Udinese’s standout player for two seasons, it would make sense that he moves on this summer, and we hope that the Whites are in for him because he could be the man they need to go onto the next level.