Leeds United are targeting Argentine defender Lucas Martínez Quarta for the summer window. The information was originally published by the South American media, and now confirmed by Sport Witness’ sources.

We’ve been told the Elland Road side have been following the centre-back for a long time, as he’s become one of River Plate’s highlights over the past couple of seasons.

Even though the 24-year-old is considered to be a crucial player for the Buenos Aires club, they must sell some of their stars to keep their financial health for next year.

River Plate currently value Quarta at €25m. Since Leeds United are still to make the first moves for the signing, it’s still to be seen how much of a discount they can get.

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Lucas Martinez Quarta has been emerging as one of Argentina’s main defenders, having won his two first caps for the national team last year. With Marcelo Bielsa having a deep knowledge of his home country’s talents, he could be the first to get to the player.

But with River Plate demanding that much money for the transfer, and the player’s national team additions, a move to the Whites would certainly depend on their promotion to the Premier League.