According to recent reports, Leeds United are one of many clubs interested in the signing of Torino centre-back, Nicolas N’koulou, this summer.
The report by Italian outlet Torino Granata (via Sport Witness) claims that, should Leeds indeed make a move for N’koulou in the summer market, they will face significant competition, as the French trio of Paris Saint-Germain, AS Monaco and Olympique Lyon, as well as FC Porto, are all also interested in the £6.3 million-rated 30-year-old.
So far this season, the £48,000 per week Cameroon international has struggled for game time under Davide Nicola, largely down to a number of injury problems. However, over the 11 Serie A games in which the defender has featured, he has impressed, making an average of 2.4 interceptions, one tackle and 3.8 clearances per match, culminating in an average SofaScore match rating of 6.81.
Would N'koulou be a good signing for Leeds?
Transfer Tavern Take
With Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta having invested rather heavily in Leeds’ centre-back position last summer, spending £18 million on Diego Llorente and £15.3 million on Robin Koch, the centre of the Argentine’s defence would not appear to be an immediate priority again this summer.
However, with N’Koulou’s contract at Torino set to expire at the end of the season, should Orta feel that a financially attractive deal could be struck with the centre-back, perhaps Bielsa would appreciate the addition of further experience in his defence, as well as a player he has previously managed, regardless of his current options.
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