It appears that Leeds United have something for FC Utrecht right-backs, having highlighted two as potential targets over the past couple of years.
Let’s take you back to 2018, to a time when the Elland Road club still had no idea they would be heading into an impressive upwards trend under Marcelo Bielsa, who would eventually take them back to the Premier League.
At the time, right-back was a position they needed to bolster, and reports in Holland, from De Telegraaf specifically, claimed that Leeds were looking at then 19-year-old Giovanni Troupée.
The player wasn’t playing featuring regularly, as an injury allowed Sean Klaiber and Mark van der Maarel to claim minutes instead, with talk of a loan move to Elland Road spreading.
The move never materialised, and Troupée ended up going out on loans to ADO Den Haag and Twente, giving his teammates further chance to shine.
So much so, in fact, that Leeds are now keen on the aforementioned Klaiber, according to Voetbal International, relayed by Voetbal Primeur.
It’s stated the Dutch right-back is being followed from England, and while a concrete offer hasn’t been made, ‘the interest is certainly there’.
They then add that newly promoted Leeds United are listed as one of the clubs after him, with Utrecht already highlighting VVV Venlo’s Tobias Pachonik as a good successor for Klaiber.
The 25-year-old was a key member of Utrecht’s squad this season, featuring 31 times in all competitions, scoring four goals and assisting another four.