According to TodoFichajes, Rodrigo De Paul has informed Atlético Madrid of his desire to leave the club at the end of the season. The Argentine international believes his time with the Colchoneros is over and feels the need to embark on a new chapter in his career.
A return to Italy has always been one of De Paul’s priorities, and Juventus have been interested in the player for some time. In the last two transfer windows, the Bianconeri have made attempts to sign him, but have always been met with resistance from Atlético Madrid.
Despite concerns about De Paul’s off-field performances, Diego Simeone has always been reluctant to let him go. However, the situation seems different this summer.
Vlahovic Enters the Equation
The need to raise funds has forced Atlético to negotiate with Juventus, and the name of Dusan Vlahovic has been mentioned as a potential makeweight in the deal. The Serbian international has been linked with Atlético in the past, and the Spanish club now sees an opportunity to revive their interest in him.
The former Fiorentina player has rediscovered his best form and his arrival in Madrid would be a major coup. Talks between the two clubs are progressing well and the idea of a player-plus-cash swap deal is gaining traction.