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La Liga: Atletico Madrid sign Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese

La Liga champions signed the Argentina midfielder on a five-year contract.

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Madrid (Spain) Published on: July 13, 2021 10:09 IST
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La Liga champions Atlético Madrid signed Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese. Atlético said De Paul joined the club on a five-year contract. He had been with Italian club Udinese since 2016.

De Paul started for Argentina in the Copa América final against Brazil on Saturday, when the Argentines won 1-0.

"I'll be joining the Spanish league champion and I know that it is a big responsibility," he said. "It's a big step in my career."

De Paul played two season with Spanish club Valencia before joining Udinese. He will be at Atlético under Argentine coach Diego Simeone.

"I'll enjoy being under his command because I grew up watching him play with Argentina’s national team,” De Paul said.

Financial details of the transfer between Atlético and Udinese were not immediately released by the clubs.