Following their setback last week and taking a dent to their automatic promotion hopes, is it too early for Leeds United to start looking at potential transfer targets as if they were playing Premier League football next season?
The Whites will certainly have a tense and testing time ahead of them in the final stages of the Championship campaign, however, that does not appear to have affected who they will try and bring to Elland Road in the summer.
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According to a report by Tuttomercatoweb, Leeds are understood to be keeping tabs on Boca Juniors’ star Nahitan Nandez.
The 23-year-old helped Uruguay to a World Cup quarter-final last summer, where they were knocked out by eventual winners France, and put in a number of stellar performances in the middle of the park.
However, it would appear Bielsa would have a number of competitors in the race for his signature, specifically from Italy, with Sampdoria, Fiorentina and Cagliari all believed to be interested in the South American talent.
Nandez is an extremely talented midfielder and one that is still likely to improve further in the future, making him a rather ambitious prospect for Leeds this summer considering that the club have yet to secure Premier League football next season.
The Whites are quite within their rights to try and make audacious moves, with Bielsa having already proved that he can bring big names to the club with the move for Kiko Casilla in the January window.
And, you would have to say Nandez would be an excellent coup for the Yorkshire outfit as he would certainly offer them plenty in the midfield. He is a box-to-box type of player that likes to make bursting late runs into the opposition’s penalty areas, whilst he would also offer some versatility as he can play out on the right-hand side.
Despite still being very young, he has been extremely consistent with his performances for both Boca Juniors and Uruguay, where he has started to earn himself a regular place within the National Team set up and could potentially thrive under the guidance of the current Leeds manager.
However, with a number of clubs in Italy’s top-flight thought to be keen, Bielsa and Leeds could have a real battle on their hands to try and land him, especially if they do not win promotion to the Premier League next season.
Leeds fans, what do you make of the rumours surrounding Nandez? Do you think it’s too ambitious of a move or do you think Bielsa will be able to convince him to join him at Elland Road? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.
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