Leeds: Whites eyeing Alejandro Grimaldo move
Leeds United hold a concrete interest in Benfica left-back Alejandro Grimaldo, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Manager chaos
Elland Road officials are currently on the search for a new manager to replace Jesse Marsch, with Michael Skubala still in caretaker charge.
It hasn’t been a straightforward process, though, with Raul, Carlos Corberan, Andoni Iraola, Arne Slot and Marcelo Gallardo all reportedly turning Leeds down.
That has led to rumours about former Wolves and Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo, but it looks as if sporting director Victor Orta is still looking at potential player signings despite the manager uncertainty.
The Latest: Grimaldo interest
FI reporter Wayne Veysey shared a story on Friday regarding what he’s heard about Leeds and Grimaldo.
He stated that the Whites have a concrete interest and are keeping tabs on the 27-year-old, who looks set to be a free agent in the summer.
The Verdict: Wise move?
Centre-back Pascal Struijk has mainly been the one to play at left-back this season, with Junior Firpo struggling to remain fully fit in recent months. Stuart Dallas is also yet to return after suffering a serious injury last year, so bringing in Grimaldo could be a wise move.
The 27-year-old is valued at €20m by Transfermarkt and has plenty of experience at the highest level, contributing to 82 goals in 286 Benfica appearances.
He also shares the same agency as recent Leeds signings Brenden Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra and Weston McKennie, so talks could prove fairly straightforward, should a move to Yorkshire appeal to Grimaldo.