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Leeds: Journalist says Arnaud Kalimuendo would be a ‘major coup’

Leeds: Journalist says Arnaud Kalimuendo would be a ‘major coup’ -Leeds United News

Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes it would be a ‘major coup’ if Leeds United bring in Paris Saint-Germain forward Arnaud Kalimuendo.

The Lowdown: Leeds working on Kalimuendo signing

The Whites have been eyeing a move for Kalimuendo for a number of weeks now, but rumours have escalated even more after the club missed out on Charles De Ketelaere.

Reports before Leeds’ Premier League opener with Wolves stated that Jesse Marsch wants to get a deal done this week, with 90min believing an agreement between the clubs is edging closer.

Kalimuendo was an unused substitute at the weekend, and O’Rourke has been having his say on a potential Elland Road switch.

The Latest: O’Rourke reacts

Talking to The Transfer Tavern, O’Rourke said it would be ‘a big signing’ if Leeds pipped the likes of Newcastle to Kalimuendo’s signature, describing it as a potential ‘major coup’.

“Yeah, it would be a big signing for Leeds to get him. A number of clubs looking at him in France as well as in the Premier League. Newcastle are chasing him and the money that they can offer, if Leeds could persuade him to move to Elland Road it’d be a major coup.”

The Verdict: Fingers crossed

Leeds won’t want to drag on their search for a new forward much longer, so hopefully, Victor Orta can strike a deal for the 20-year-old.

Adams at Elland Road?

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Yes, get him in!

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No, look elsewhere!

PSG seemingly want to sell as soon as possible which should work in Leeds’ favour, and Kalimuendo, who Jacek Kulig dubbed “prolific”, would bring much more than a goalscoring threat to Yorkshire.

The Frenchman 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’s also scored five goals in six games as a left-winger, so could be used by Marsch as one of his inverted wingers if necessary.

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