Leeds United are in the race to sign Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, as reported by Fichajes.
The Lowdown: Leeds United prepare for the 2021/22 campaign
With Premier League action just around the corner in Yorkshire, Marcelo Bielsa will be desperate to get his ducks in a row by suitably bolstering positions weak on numbers.
Making progress in terms of recruitment, the Argentinian has sanctioned deals for trio Jack Harrison, Kristoffer Klaesoon and Junior Firpo [Transfermarkt].
Now, the Elland Road men could be set to fight it out for a two-time UEFA Champions League winner owing to recent reports.
Would Asensio be a good addition for Leeds United?
The Latest: Leeds keen on Asensio if primary target Traore falls through
Despite his contribution in a Real Madrid shirt over the years, newly crowned Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti is said to be looking to offload his services [Fichajes].
Leeds United are believed to be in pursuit of the Spanish international, as a cheaper alternative to Adama Traore who is their primary target in the wide areas.
Top-flight rivals Everton and Leicester City are also keen on the 25-year-old due to his considerable pedigree.
The Verdict: Asensio would be a great piece of business by Bielsa
Cultivating a strong squad ahead of the new season kick-off, Asensio would only add to the impressive attacking arsenal Leeds United have at their disposal.
In 2020/21, he enjoyed a commendable season at the heart of the Madrid attack, registering nine goal contributions in 48 appearances; seven goals and two assists [Transfermarkt].
Possessing a threat in-front of goal, Asensio managed to record around 1.1 shots per fixture across the piece [WhoScored].
Once compared to Lionel Messi by former manager Zinedine Zidane, Leeds United should pursue the Real Madrid maestro as a matter of priority [Dream Team].
In other news, Leeds United have been tipped to acquire a Scottish Premiership ace.
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