After a busy weekend all over the world, Atletico Madrid was the first club that made a massive transfer announcement on Monday.
Atletico Madrid just made a major transfer official through their official website, a world-class midfielder. We are talking about Argentine hero, Rodrigo De Paul. The man who set Angel Di Maria up for the only goal Argentina scored during the Copa America final against Brazil. But more importantly, the player who completely owned the entire final with his presence and dominance.
Rodrigo De Paul had been negotiating his new contract with the Colchoneros for months. We all knew the announcement was coming but we still needed to see the official post from the Colchoneros. De Paul comes from Udinese after a brilliant season at the Serie A club and fresh out of winning the Copa America with his country. After passing his medical tests, De Paul signed a five-year contract that will keep him at the club until June of 2026.
De Paul’s reaction after Atletico Madrid’s announcement.
The player offered his first impressions after the official announcement via the club’s website: “I’m very happy, I’m going to join LaLiga’s champion and I’m conscious of the responsibility it carries. It is a big step in my football career. Moreover, because of the timing, just after winning the Copa América. This fills me with strength to meet all expectations. I’m a football’s passionate, and because of my experience in Spanish football.
“I know very well Atlético de Madrid, without counting with all the friends and colleagues I have playing in Spain. I’m very happy to have the opportunity of working under Simeone’s commands. Firstly, because of the kind of football manager he is, one of the all-time bests. I love football, it’s part of my daily life, and having a manager of Simeone’s high-caliber guiding one is a privilege. In addition it fills me with compatriot pride, I enjoy being under his commands because I have grown watching him play with Argentina’s National football team shirt.”