Leeds United are reportedly still interested in signing Torino centre-back Nicolas Nkoulou this summer, with talks becoming more ‘intense’.
Marcelo Bielsa could be on the lookout for new addition in the next transfer window as he aims to bolster his squad and establish the Whites as a solid Premier League outfit again.
One area where Leeds appear to be relatively well-stocked is at centre-back, but that hasn’t stopped one rumour from doing the rounds.
Leeds still keen on Nkoulou move
Nkoulou has been at the Serie A club since 2017 and may believe that a fresh challenge is required.
Transfer Tavern take
As mentioned, there is no great need to sign a centre-back this summer, although Nkoulou’s vast experience could prove to be a shrewd addition. Also, his 88.7% passing success rate is better than any of Leeds’ senior centre-backs, while nobody at Elland Road can match his average of 2.4 interceptions per game – Liam Cooper comes closest at 2.3.
Bringing him in for free may not affect the club’s transfer budget, either, which is another reason why taking a punt on him could be worth it.
It feels like a win-win scenario, with Leeds already possessing strong options in that area should Bielsa opt against a move for Nkoulou.
In other news, Leeds have received a boost in their quest to sign a world-famous star this summer. Find out who it is here.
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