Leeds United are now eyeing a move for Colombian forward Julian Quinones, according to a report late on Thursday evening.
The Lowdown: Quinones profiled
Quinones, currently on the books with Mexican side Atlas, is 25 years old and primarily a centre-forward but can play on either flank if required.
He’s valued at a career-high £4.5m by Transfermarkt and has scored 49 goals at club level. The right-footed forward appears to have a fiery temper following a sending-off back in March for an X-rated gesture, but it looks as if he Whites like what they see in Quinones.
The Latest: Leeds interest
Foot Mercato shared a story regarding Quinones in the last 24 hours, claiming he has the desire to move to Europe and has been offered to a number of Ligue 1 sides.
However, the report then name-checks Leeds with an interest in the player, claiming the forward is ‘very popular’ with Jesse Marsch.
The Verdict: Worth a gamble?
Leeds are on the hunt for attacking reinforcements, so a move for Quinones could be worth the risk.
Yes, he hasn’t played in a top European league and isn’t a senior international, but he appears to have an admirer in Marsch and could be reasonably cheap for Leeds officials with his £4.5m TM valuation.
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Quinones would also provide an option out wide, something that could be handy after an injury to his fellow countryman Luis Sinisterra, so this may well be one to watch over the coming days.
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