Even before he moved to Cagliari, Leeds United were interested in Nahitan Nández.
The Uruguayan’s move to Italy didn’t change anything for the Elland Road side, who seemingly continued to follow the midfielder’s performances, as he strived to adapt to European football.
He did so extremely well, to the point where there was a worry the €36m clause in his contract would be activated quite early on.
Fast forward to this summer, and Nández is expected to leave in case of a good offer, although there wouldn’t be a need to trigger the clause.
Leeds have been linked a number of times, as have Inter of late, but the player remains, for the time being, in Italy.
That could change, and Cagliari’s director of football, Stefano Capozzucca said as much in an interview with L’Unione Sarda, where he touched upon Nández’s future.
He said: “I’d be sorry to deprive myself of him, but at the same time he deserves a top club. I deny an offer from Leeds. Inter made an enquiry, there are some foreign clubs interested, but nothing concrete’.
We never covered anything relating to an offer actually being sent to Cagliari from Elland Road, but that should clear up any misconceptions.
However, he didn’t say Leeds weren’t interested, and they could very well be one of the foreign clubs he spoke about.