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Leeds: Whites linked with move for Nahitan Nandez

Leeds: Whites linked with move for Nahitan Nandez - Leeds United News

Leeds United have reportedly reignited their interest in Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez, with Marcelo Bielsa rating him highly.

The Whites are believed to have made an offer for the 25-year-old last September, but he ended up staying put at the Serie A club.

It appears as though Bielsa is still potentially keen on acquiring Nandez’s signature, though, with a fresh report suggesting as such.

Leeds eye up Nandez move

According to Cento Trentuno [via Sport Witness], Leeds could be willing to trigger Nandez’s €36m (£31.35m) release clause at Cagliari, with Roma also believed to be interested in the midfielder.

Bielsa thinks that the £22.5m-valued Uruguayan (per Transfermarkt) ‘would fit perfectly’ into the Whites’ system, with his agent Pablo Bentancur once describing him as a ‘great player’.

Transfer Tavern take

Nandez seems to be a tailor-made Leeds player given his tenacious style, with the Uruguayan averaging 1.7 tackles per game in Serie A this season. He is also effective on the ball, averaging 1.2 dribbles per match, which is more than Kalvin Phillips (0.8) and bettered only by Raphinha (1.9) among Bielsa’s current squad.

At 25, Nandez is also at a good age, enjoying plenty of experience in Italy with 62 Serie A games under his belt, but still arguably having the best years of his career ahead of him.

In other news, Leeds are reportedly ‘not expecting’ one player to stay at Elland Road beyond this summer. Find out who it is here.


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