Leeds United reportedly have a deal in place to sign exciting Espanyol youngster Mateo Joseph Fernandez in the January transfer window.
The Lowdown: January additions needed
The Whites have made a slow start to the season, with injuries arguably holding them back and Marcelo Bielsa’s squad depth being tested.
It means new faces in January could be important, ensuring Leeds pull clear of the relegation battle and look towards another mid-table finish.
One player who has been linked with a move to Elland Road in the past is Fernandez and a fresh rumour suggests a transfer will happen.
The Latest: Youngster set for Leeds switch
According to The Daily Mail‘s Simon Jones, Leeds have a ‘deal in place’ to sign the 18-year-old Espanyol striker next month.
He is set to join the Whites on January 1st after the club triggered his release clause of £1.3m, having initially offered around £420k, with Victor Orta getting his man.
The Verdict: Exciting long-term acquisition
While Fernandez wouldn’t necessarily come in as an immediate key man, he would be a long-term signing who could eventually challenge Patrick Bamford for playing time.
It is vital that Leeds continue to shine beyond the Bielsa era and signing players of the Espanyol man’s youth and quality can ensure that happens.
He has been described as a player of ‘great potential’ by journalist Javier Rodriguez Alonso, making him a potentially exciting arrival.
In other news, a journalist has made a Leeds transfer claim. Read more here.
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