Leeds United have suffered a potential blow in their quest to sign Nahitan Nandez, with Tottenham reportedly making contact with the midfielder.
The Lowdown: Nandez a constant Leeds target
Few players have been linked with a move to the Whites as often as Nandez this summer, with the Cagliari man considered an ideal midfield addition.
The Uruguay international chipped in with two goals and assists for Cagliari in Serie A last season, featuring in 32 of their 38 league games and being hailed as ‘unstoppable’ by Italian football expert Mina Rzouki in the past.
The Latest: Spurs ready to swoop?
While Leeds are still thought to be trying hard to acquire Nandez’s signature, they have suffered a potential setback in their reported pursuit of the Uruguayan.
According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Spurs director Fabio Paratici has commenced talks with the 25-year-old regarding a move to north London.
The Verdict: Big blow for Whites
This news will come as a blow for Leeds, considering Spurs’ standing as one of the bigger clubs in the Premier League as well as their own long-held interest in Nandez.
While Tottenham may not be vastly superior to Marcelo Bielsa’s side, finishing just two places above Leeds in 2020/21, they possess more funds, have a wonderful new stadium and have the lure of being situated in London, along with being able to offer European football.
Spurs’ 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday may also have turned Nandez’s head, particularly in comparison to Leeds’ 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Manchester United on Saturday, so the Londoners’ interest in the midfielder could make it a lot harder for Leeds to win this particular transfer race.
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