Leeds United have enjoyed a promising opening to the season under Marcelo Bielsa with a hat-trick of victories kicking off his debut season in charge, but with time still remaining for further talent to arrive at the club there’s no doubt that he will be assessing the areas of his squad which are most in need of strengthening.
And according to a recent report from the Hull Daily Mail, it seems that central midfield is an area which Bielsa is eager to strengthen.
The report claims that the Whites are interested in Everton’s Mo Besic, but if they fail in their pursuit of the 25-year-old outcast they will instead turn their attention across Stanley Park to Liverpool’s Marko Grujic.
But Leeds are running out of time to make a decision in the transfer market and they will need to act fast to secure his services if a recent report from the Liverpool Echo is anything to go by.
According to the report, Torino have submitted a loan bid with an option-to-buy clause for £9 million at the end of the season, but that offer was swiftly rejected by the Reds who value Grujic at £20 million.
With the Serie A transfer deadline set to pass at 8PM on Friday evening, it’s now or never for Torino in their pursuit of Grujic.
The report also claims that a move to Turin is ‘no longer on the agenda’, but whilst the window is open there is always the possibility that they could return with a vastly improved loan offer, or even a permanent deal.
With that in mind, Leeds need to respond to the situation accordingly and ensure that they make Grujic an enticing offer to mull over in the coming days.
At 6ft 3in and with plenty of technical quality to bring to Elland Road, Grujic could make a huge difference for Leeds as they bid to clinch promotion under Bielsa, so the club should move quickly to make an offer before Torino or another Serie A club make a decisive move before Friday’s deadline.
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