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Leeds: Whites eyeing Bamba Dieng

Leeds: Whites eyeing Bamba Dieng -Leeds United News

Leeds United are keen on singing Marseille forward Bamba Dieng, according to 90min.

The Lowdown: Dieng profiled

Dieng is 22 years of age and made the move to Marseille after progressing through FC Diambars’ academy in Senegal, which was founded by Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira.

He’s been labelled as “super” by journalist Robin Bairner and has made 42 appearances for Marseille, scoring nine goals.

Marseille reportedly want to move the Senegal international on this summer, and it looks as if Elland Road could be a potential destination.

The Latest: Leeds interest

90min journalist Graeme Bailey has claimed that Leeds are one of a number of Premier League sides who are keen on signing Dieng this summer.

The Whites will face plenty of competition, with five other Premier League clubs and sides in Germany and Spain also name-checked in the report.

The Verdict: Shrewd target?

Andrea Radrizzani, Victor Orta and Jesse Marsch are still actively looking for a new forward after missing out on Charles De Ketelaere, and Dieng could be a smart versatile option that may not hinder Joe Gelhardt’s breakthrough.

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He is primarily a centre-forward but can also play out wide, featuring evenly on the left and through the middle in Ligue 1 last season.

Dieng also still has plenty of time to improve on his current career-high Transfermarkt valuation of £9m, having only just broken through into elite level football in the last 18 months,

He could compete with both Patrick Bamford and Gelhardt, while also providing an option in another attacking area, so this new name could be one to watch.


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