Leeds United are reportedly eyeing up a summer move for VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Josip Brekalo, but they face competition for his signature.
The Lowdown: Midfield reinforcements needed
The Whites completed an excellent season last weekend, beating West Brom 3-1 to finish ninth in the Premier League, in their first year back in the top-flight.
Marcelo Bielsa will no doubt be content with the squad he currently has at his disposal, but will also see the need for new signings this summer.
Additions to Leeds’ midfield could be required, whether it be to support Kalvin Phillips or bring more creativity further up the pitch.
The Latest: Brekalo linked with Leeds move
Napoli, AC Milan and Fiorentina are also mentioned in the report, with the attacking midfielder having a number of admirers.
The Verdict: Ideal squad player?
At 22, Brekalo is still an emerging player, but he is also an established international who has the quality to be a success at Elland Road.
The youngster averaged 1.3 key passes per game in the league last season, which is superior to Phillips (1.2), suggesting he may bring more guile than the Leeds star, perhaps making them a perfect combination in midfield.
Brekalo may not come in as an immediate regular starter, but he could certainly be a key squad player, developing and becoming more influential as the season progresses, just like Rodrigo did.
In other news, Leeds have been urged to sign a player who could fill a key position this summer. Find out who it is here.
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