Leeds United have been name-checked as a potential destination for Torino centre-back Nicolas N’Koulou.
N’Koulou, who is on £48,000-a-week with Torino, is out of contract at the end of the current campaign, with no negotiations of an extension taking place to date, meaning he wouldn’t cost a penny when it comes to a transfer fee.
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Even though the Whites have been credited with an interest in N’Koulou, we can’t see Victor Orta going after the experienced defender on a free transfer this summer.
Marcelo Bielsa, who doesn’t tend to love a big squad, already has Liam Cooper, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk as senior options, with Luke Ayling and Kalvin Phillips also capable of filling in when required.
On that basis, adding N’Koulou as a fifth centre-back ahead of the 2021/22 season could be a needless addition, and his salary could be better used elsewhere.
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