Leeds United are reportedly ready to make a move for Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera this summer, according to a report which emerged on Wednesday evening.
The Lowdown: Leeds linked with Herrera move
The 23-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan at Granada, with Pep Guardiola struggling to promise him playing time.
Herrera scored three times and registered one assist in La Liga last season, featuring in 32 of Granada’s 38 games in the competition.
The Latest: Fresh report emerges
The report states that ‘everything indicates that he will be a Leeds player’, even though Atletico Madrid have shown an interest in signing him.
The Verdict: Exciting big-money signing
Herrera could be a major coup for Leeds if they manage to get a deal over the line, especially as his admiration for Marcelo Bielsa is mentioned in the report.
The youngster has a huge amount of long-term potential, but he could be a key figure immediately at Elland Road, having averaged 1.8 tackles and 2.2 fouls per game in La Liga last season – he likes to get stuck in, also picking up seven yellow cards across the campaign.
Those figures suggest that he could do a similar job to Kalvin Phillips, in terms of thwarting the opposition, allowing him to dovetail effectively with the Leeds favourite and act as an able replacement when the talisman is injured or rotated.
In other news, a pundit has talked up the idea of Leeds signing one player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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