Rodrigo de Paul played for Udinese for almost five yearsLa Liga champions Atletico Madrid have signed Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese on a five-year deal.
Spanish media have reported that the transfer fee for the Serie A side is about €35 million (£29.9m).
“I am very happy, I am going to the La Liga champions,” De Paul said.
“I know the responsibility that this entails. It is a great step in my football career,” de Paul said in a statement.
Atletico described him as “a powerful midfielder” who is “comfortable in joining the attack and capable of both scoring goals and providing them for his team-mates”.
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