Leeds United have been recently linked with Serie A midfielder Erik Pulgar, and an Italian journalist has provided some real insight into how strong these links actually are.
The latest on Erick Pulgar
Gianluigi Longari, who works for SPORTITALIA TV, was asked on Twitter whether the Pulgar interest has progressed past rumours to an actual offer.
Longari replied: ‘Just rumours for the moment. They like him but no offer.’
Would Pulgar be a good signing?
The 26-year-old is a defensive midfielder at Fiorentina and is already very experienced, boasting 24 caps for Chile (Transfermarkt) and over 200 appearances in his club career. During this time, he has scored 26 goals and 15 assists.
He was praised in the past by Cesare Prandelli, who said: “Pulgar is a player that I like a lot, he has good physical geometry, he is powerful.”
Leeds have only Kalvin Phillips as a true defensive midfielder, and his absence against Brighton was felt, with Pascal Struijk being criticised for his performance last weekend after covering for the Englishman.
Pulgar has shown in his ten Serie A appearances this season that he can help break up opposition attacks, as he has managed on average 1.1 tackles and 1.2 interceptions a game (WhoScored), so perhaps he could be solid cover for Phillips.
The £11.25 million valued Chilean would definitely add some extra quality to the squad and it could be a good signing if Leeds decide to make a move.
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