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Leeds: Whites plotting Andrei Girotto bid

Leeds: Whites plotting Andrei Girotto bid -Leeds United Transfer Rumours

Leeds United are thought to be preparing a seven-figure bid for FC Nantes’ Andrei Girotto in January, according to Homme du Match.

The Lowdown: Girotto profiled

The defender has been with the Ligue 1 club since 2017 and has made 130 appearances for his current employers. The 29-year-old has started every Ligue 1 game this season and has scored three of his eight goals for Nantes during the current campaign.

Capable of playing as a centre-back or in a defensive or central midfield role, the versatile 6 foot 1 beast is on £21,000 per week in France and has been on Leeds’ radar for some time.

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The Latest: Bid expected…

Homme du Match shared a story on Tuesday, suggesting that the Whites are expected to make a January bid in the region of €5m (£4.2m) for Girotto.

The report describes the Brazilian as a player who would perfectly fit the Premier League, and it appears as if Leeds will attempt to bring him to Yorkshire over the coming months.

The Verdict: At last…

Andrea Radrizzani is yet to make a significant purchase in January while Marcelo Bielsa has been in charge at Elland Road, with the majority of business finalised in the summer, but it seems as if that may change with a possible swoop for Girotto.

The 29-year-old has been compared to West Ham’s Tomas Soucek by FBRef and has made more tackles and pressures than the Czech Republic international this season.

On that basis, bringing in the Brazilian could be a shrewd piece of business in a deal under £5m. He would give Bielsa another option in midfield, where the Whites are arguably short, can provide cover at the back and would bring a welcome physical presence, sanding just two inches shorter than Soucek.

In other news: Beren Cross spots ‘important’ Leeds ace back in training after four-man boost. 


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