There appears to be ‘growing confidence’ that Leeds United could beat a number of top clubs to the signing of Espanyol youngster Mateo Joseph Fernandez.
The Lowdown: Leeds linked with Fernandez move
The Whites may potentially be looking at January reinforcements and one player they have been linked with is 17-year-old Fernandez.
The striker is yet to make a senior appearance for Espanyol but he is considered an exciting prospect with a bright future ahead of him.
The Latest: January move incoming?
According to The Daily Mail, the signing of Fernandez could be edging closer, with Leeds confident that a January move will come to fruition.
The Whites are believed to be fighting off interest from the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Barcelona, highlighting the attacker’s potential.
Fernandez reportedly has a £1.2million release clause in his contract that lasts until next summer, giving clubs the opportunity to sign him on the cheap.
The Verdict: One for the future
While Fernandez wouldn’t arrive as an immediate first-team squad member for Leeds, he is someone who could be viewed as a long-term project, along with the likes of Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt.
It is vital that the Whites plans for life long beyond Marcelo Bielsa, ensuring they don’t stand still and instead continue to cement their place as a reestablished Premier League outfit.
In other news, one Leeds player has ‘a lot to improve’, according to a pundit. Find out who it is here.
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