Leeds United are still in the race to sign Nahitan Nandez this summer, although Tottenham continue to provide strong competition.
The Lowdown: Nandez a constant target
Few players have been more heavily linked with a move to the Whites in recent months than Nandez, with endless reports tipping him to sign.
The 25-year-old is seemingly eager to leave Serie A side Cagliari this summer, as he looks for a fresh challenge at a superior team.
The Latest: Fresh update provided
A new update has now emerged regarding Nandez’s future, with Calciomercato [via Sport Witness] claiming that Inter Milan and Atalanta are ‘behind Leeds and Tottenham’ in the race to sign the Uruguay international.
A report from Centotrentuno does suggest that Spurs are favourites, however, with Napoli also mentioned as potential suitors.
The Verdict: Ideal midfield signing
If Leeds manage to snap up Nandez this summer, it would feel like a major coup, considering he has won 41 caps for a strong Uruguay side also featuring the likes of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
He could help strengthen a Leeds midfield that lacks a top-class player alongside Kalvin Phillips, making Marcelo Bielsa’s side an even more fearsome unit.
Nandez has been hailed as one of the ‘most underrated’ players by Italian football expert Nina Rzouki, as well as ‘amazing’, which speaks volumes about his ability. One run of form last season even led the pundit to simply say: ‘Wow, unstoppable.’
This feels like the perfect move to add depth and quality alongside Phillips.
In other news, Leeds reportedly missed out on the signing of one international veteran this summer. Read more here.
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