Jefferson Lerma hasn’t been one of Colombia’s most used players during the World Cup, getting on the pitch for around 110 minutes in total.
During that time he’s done well and therefore, like a lot of his international teammates, he’s getting transfer attention.
Lerma’s agent Javier Abad is currently in Russia and has confirmed to Gol Caracol that the player could leave Levante this summer.
Abad explained: “From England it is true that several clubs have asked for Jefferson, but only when we finish with the World Cup are we going to look, he does not want to talk about the subject and only has his head on Colombia.”
So who are the English clubs interested? Bournemouth and Watford look like good bets.
In mid May, we covered a series of claims from Spain that Watford had made an offer (around €15-20m) for the player. All the claims were independent, and slightly different, and it seemed to be genuine information being fed to the Spanish media.
Three weeks ago, Sky Sports reported Bournemouth had made a £16m offer for the player, which would rise to £19m including potential bonuses.
23 year old Lerma is a midfielder who can also play at right back, and he’ll be able to assess his future after England knock Colombia out of the World Cup this week.