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Leeds: Arnaud Kalimuendo update emerges

Leeds: Arnaud Kalimuendo update emerges -Leeds United News

Leeds United target Arnaud Kalimuendo is available for £21million, according to French newspaper L’Equipe

The lowdown

Kalimuendo, 20, has come through the youth ranks at Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

He has spent the last two seasons out on loan with another side in the French top flight, RC Lens.

The Frenchman, who has played virtually all of his football as a centre-forward, is under contract at the Parc des Princes until the summer of 2024.

The latest

L’Equipe (via TEAMtalk) report that Leeds will only have to increase an initial offer of £17million by £4million in order to agree a deal for Kalimuendo.

It remains to be seen whether Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani return to the table and matches their price, or whether he instead tries to reach a middle ground or move on to another target.

The verdict

Leeds want to sign a striker and Kalimuendo could be an excellent long-term purchase.

He bagged 12 goals in 34 appearances last season for a Lens side that finished in seventh, averaging one every 181 minutes.

Impressively, he reached that tally from an expected goals of just 9.4, suggesting he’s clinical in front of goal.

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Leeds fans, do you remember who scored your first goal of the 21/22 season?

Kalimuendo is, in the words of talent scout Jacek Kulig, ‘one of the most prolific U20s in Europe’s top five leagues’.

The French Under-21 international could come to look like a real coup for Leeds in a couple of years’ time.

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