Date: 4th June 2021 at 12:00am
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Lionel Scaloni, the and ex-Atalanta full-back, believes the time has come for Rodrigo De Paul to move on from to a bigger .

The Argentine midfielder is currently with the national team preparing for the upcoming Copa America, with transfer rumours following him everywhere he goes.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed an excellent season in Udine, which has led to a number of big clubs such as Liverpool, Inter, Napoli, and Milan taking an interest in services. United are also .

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Scaloni made his thoughts on De Paul’s situation very clear.

“I think he is ready,” Scaloni said. “He is a very interesting player because he adapts very well in different positions, a modern player.”

Scaloni was careful however not to insult anyone at Udinese whilst he discusses their star player’s future.

“…without diminishing the value of Udinese, a club I know well and I consider a management model,” Scaloni said. “I know he is perfectly at ease there, but there comes a time when every player needs to take a leap in quality, and he is ready.”