Leeds United are still attempting to sign Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez this summer after talks over a move to Inter Milan cooled.
The Lowdown: Leeds constantly linked with Nandez
The Whites have been tipped to sign numerous players during the transfer window, but few have been linked more intensely than Nandez.
The 25-year-old, who has won 41 caps for Uruguay, is seen as a possible midfield addition, having been a key player for Cagliari during his time in Serie A.
The Latest: Another potential twist?
A fresh update has now been provided on Nandez’s future, with Tuttomercatoweb claiming that negotiations with fellow suitors Inter Milan have slowed down, amid reports that they are turning their attention to replacing right-back Achraf Hakimi instead.
The Uruguayan has been refusing to train with his teammates, leading to him being called “disrespectful” by Cagliari sporting director Stefano Capozucca, and Leeds are keen to get a deal over the line.
The Verdict: Sign him up, Whites
Leeds’ insipid midfield showing in their 5-1 defeat at Manchester United, in which Kalvin Phillips didn’t play, highlighted the need for a new signing in that area.
Nandez could be an ideal addition in that respect, given his international experience with Uruguay and his average of 1.8 tackles per game in Serie A last season.
He and Phillips could forge a fearsome midfield pairing over time, helping take Leeds up another level in the process, and this latest development suggests that he could be very attainable if the Whites truly want to bring him to Elland Road.
In other news, Phil Hay has given an important update on the future of one Leeds player. Find out who it is here.
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