Leeds United are the only club to have made a ‘concrete’ offer for Dinamo Zagreb youngster Joško Gvardiol, who may now be open to a move.
That’s according to Index HR, who say Dinamo’s failure to qualify for the Champions League may end up changing the defender’s mind about a move to Elland Road.
The Croatian side were beaten 2-1 by Ferencvaros last night, meaning they will now have to compete for a place in the Europa League playoffs instead.
According to Index, that means ‘everyone is on sale’ at the club, and Gvardiol could make a different decision about his future.
He had ‘allegedly refused’ to move to Leeds but the relegation from the Champions League ‘could change his mind’.
They believe he was hoping to play in Europe but as their future in the competitions is ‘questionable’ he could decide to leave.
Thus Leeds, who are the only side to have made a ‘concrete’ offer for him, could prove tempting, particularly for Dinamo as it would help them to ‘secure a financially calmer year’.
There’s no mention of RB Leipzig in all this, with every report on Leeds interest in the defender having mentioned them as competitors for his signature up to now.
Indeed this whole article seems to be speculation on Index’s part, but it does present a positive outlook for Leeds, who looked like they would end up missing out on Gvardiol this summer.