Leeds United are reportedly in the hunt to sign Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui this summer, with several clubs battling to acquire his signature.
The Lowdown: Mazraoui shining at Ajax
The Moroccan has arguably stood out as one of Europe’s premier right-backs in recent years, catching the eye with his barnstorming performances.
Mazraoui has again been a key player for Ajax this season, scoring five times and registering two assists in the Eredivisie, as well as making seven Champions League appearances.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Leeds recently and it is a rumour that doesn’t appear to be going away.
The Latest: Leeds chiefs eyeing move
European heavyweights Barcelona and AC Milan are also mentioned as potential suitors, as are Arsenal.
The Verdict: Long-term Ayling replacement?
Mazraoui could be an exceptional signing for Leeds if they managed to get a deal over the line this summer, with his energy and attacking ability perfect for Jesse Marsch’s style of play.
He could also be an ideal long-term replacement for Luke Ayling, who at 30, won’t necessarily remain in his peak years for much longer.
In other news, Phil Hay has provided a key Leeds injury update. Read more here.
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