Premier League side Leeds United have reportedly made their move for Fiorentina midfielder Erick Pulgar.
Some days ago, Leeds were linked with a move for Fiorentina star Pulgar and it was stated that the Whites had made contact with La Viola over a move for the Chilean midfielder. Further updates have now emerged about Pulgar’s links with a potential move to Elland Road.
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Leeds lead the way for Pulgar
Florence-based outlet La Nazione have reported (via Sport Witness) recently that the Whites have now made the most ‘concrete’ contact for the Chilean, who could now be closer to a possible La Viola exit. The fact that the midfielder hasn’t come off from the bench in the last two games is seen as a sign of the fact that he could be leaving soon.
It also stated that La Viola could be willing to listen to offers for the former Bologna man in an attempt to make sure that they get some funds through his sale to make some new signings this month.
Pulgar had arrived at Fiorentina from Bologna in the summer of 2019 for a fee of £9million. For La Viola, the midfielder has played 53 games in all competitions and has scored seven goals, while picking up eight assists.
Last season, Pulgar had come up with 56 shot-creation actions from dead ball situations in Serie A. He also came up with the highest number of goal creation actions from dead ball scenarios in the previous campaign – he is a set-piece specialist, currently valued at £11.25m by Transfermarkt.
Pulgar could be a good signing for Leeds
Apart from the fact that Pulgar is a fantastic set-piece taker, the Chilean is also a versatile midfielder who can play in defensive midfield and in central midfield. In that sense, he would add depth to the Leeds side.
As things stand, Marcelo Bielsa’s men have just a single out-and-out senior-team option for the defensive midfield. They also have only two out-and-out options for the central midfield, considering that Adam Forshaw is injured (as per Transfermarkt).
So Pulgar would improve chance creation from set-pieces and would add depth to midfield. Because of that, he would a very good signing for the Whites.
In other news, a Champions League winner has been tipped to move to Leeds – read more about it here.
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