Journalist David Anderson has told Give Me Sport that Leeds United will not be signing Nahitan Nandez or Weston McKennie over the coming weeks, but they are seeking targets in Spain.
The Lowdown: Nandez and McKennie links
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Nandez and McKennie have also been linked with a move to Elland Road. Leeds were tipped to make a swoop for Cagliari ace Nandez at the beginning of the window and were name-checked as a possible destination for Juventus midfielder McKennie.
As we know, nothing concrete has developed regarding the pair, and it seems as if neither player will be moving to Yorkshire this month.
The Latest: Anderson’s comments
Anderson was talking to Give Me Sport in a story on Wednesday morning.
He has been told simply ‘no’ when it comes to Nandez and McKennie, before adding that the Whites are looking in Spain.
“I think they’ll be looking everywhere.
“We’ve already been told no on Nandez and McKennie, so they’re looking everywhere.
“They’re looking in Spain and wherever, but it’s a really hard one to do right now.”
The Verdict: All eyes on Aaronson?
It seems as if Leeds’ main focus between now and January 31 is on Aaronson, given he’s the only target to be subject to an actual bid. The American is an attacking midfielder, something Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t have in his Leeds squad, so bringing him to England could be an excellent move.
A move for Aaronson could prove difficult though with Salzburg having no intention of parting ways with the 21-year-old this month. Orta will need to have his alternative targets lined up, with Anderson’s comment that ‘they’re looking in Spain’ surely good news in that regard.
They’ve already had a £15m bid rejected for the Salzburg man but allegedly remain intent on signing him, and perhaps he will turn out to be the club’s only winter window addition following these updates on Nandez and McKennie.
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