9 goals, 7 assists – Tottenham signing this 25-year-old Serie A ace would add some much-needed depth


Why Tottenham must do everything possible to sign Rodrigo De Paul

Back in January 2019, Tutto Mercato Web (h/t The Express) had claimed that Tottenham were interested in signing Udinese attacker Rodrigo De Paul. However, a move didn’t materialise then and he has since stayed put at Udinese.

Rodrigo De Paul, 25, who rose to prominence with Racing Club in his homeland, registered 9 goals and 7 assists in 36 Serie A outings in the previous campaign. Having starred for Argentina at the 2019 Copa America in Brazil last summer, the winger has netted 5 goals and supplied 2 assists in 23 Serie A appearances for Udinese so far this term.

Udinese's Rodrigo De Paul has been in good form this term. (Getty Images)
Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul has been in good form this term. (Getty Images)

With the 25-year-old having enjoyed another solid campaign in Serie A, Tottenham must rekindle their interest in him during the summer transfer window.

Tottenham sold Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan in January as the playmaker was out of contract at the end of the season and was not willing to extend his stay at the club. The North London club did sign Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven and Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month loan deal from Benfica, whilst making Giovani Lo Celso’s loan move permanent.

However, Tottenham lost Harry Kane to a hamstring injury on the New Year’s Day. He is recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured left hamstring tendon he suffered during the defeat at Southampton on January 1. Son Heung-min was ruled out for the rest of the season following a fractured arm in what came as a big blow to Jose Mourinho.

Rodrigo de Paul celebrates after scoring for Udinese. (Getty Images)
Rodrigo de Paul celebrates after scoring for Udinese. (Getty Images)

To pile more misery on Jose Mourinho, January recruit Steven Bergwijn has also been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with an ankle injury. In addition, midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been sidelined since 1st January. Truly, injuries have severely hampered Spurs’ 2019/20 campaign as they find themselves placed 8th in the table.

To put things into perspective, Mourinho needs to have a bigger squad if his team are to challenge for trophies next season. It is important to have sufficient depth in every single area of the pitch to compete on all fronts. Having said that, Spurs would be wise going back in the market for Rodrigo de Paul in the summer.

Essentially profiled as a winger, De Paul has shown his versatility to play in various positions across the midfield at Udinese this season. In fact, he has even played as a secondary striker and such versatility could come handy for Mourinho. The Argentinean international has the quality to succeed at a higher level and he would be a good addition to the Lilywhites squad.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho celebrates with his players. (Getty Images)
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho celebrates with his players. (Getty Images)

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Apart from Kane, Son and Alli, no one has taken the responsibility of scoring. Spurs have failed to deliver as a team. Hence, De Paul could bolster their attack if he is able to replicate his current form. He is just 25, has a lot more to offer and Spurs should be able to enjoy his services for a long period of time.


Thus, Tottenham must add quality and depth to their attacking ranks by signing De Paul from Udinese.