Leeds United have made an offer to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Arnaud Kalimuendo in the last 24 hours.
The Lowdown: Kalimuendo interest
Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers have been on the hunt for a new forward for Leeds this summer and were first linked with Kalimuendo in June. However, Victor Orta and co placed Charles De Ketelaere at the top of their attacking wish list, which duly cooled rumours regarding the PSG youngster.
De Ketelaere is now set to join AC Milan from Club Brugge, and it looks as if Leeds have since gone back in for Kalimuendo with a big-money offer.
The Latest: Leeds bid
French outlet Media Foot revealed on Monday evening that Leeds have ‘just gone on the attack’ and have ‘sent a very good offer to PSG’, thought to be worth €20m (£16.7m).
The report says that PSG’s director of football Luis Campos is hoping to complete a deal between €20m and €25m (£16.7m-£21m).
The Verdict: Get it done
Leeds won’t want to drag out their pursuit of landing a new striker, so hopefully they’ll be able to wrap up a transfer relatively quickly.
They appear to be at the lower end of PSG’s demands for the 20-year-old, who would not only bring a goalscoring prowess to Elland Road, having netted 13 times on loan at Lens last season.
Kalimuendo at Elland Road?
Yes, get him in!
No, rather someone else!
Kalimuendo ranks in the 99th percentile for forwards across Europe’s top five leagues when it comes to passing success rate (82.6%), showing excellent composure in the final third for such a young player.
He’ll also be able to play out wide if required, so he could well be just what Jesse Marsch needs in order to rival the likes of Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt.
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