Victor Orta must spend inordinate amounts of time watching videos of young attackers around Europe. Leeds United are linked with a new one every week and a lot of the rumours don’t seem fabricated, so the transfer guru must be busy.
For example, the Italian media have got little to get out of claiming Leeds interest in Moise Kean so they’ll have got the information from somewhere.
At the weekend, we covered claims from Italy that Leeds United have made an approach for the youngster. Owned by Juventus, and linked to some of England’s biggest clubs in the past, Kean is currently on loan at Hellas Verona.
The chances of a deal were talked down, and that was that.
However, Calciomercato bring it back today, saying Sky Italia (Italy’s Sky Sports) have reported a Leeds United offer for Kean has gone in over the past few days. It may be the same offer or an improved one, and it’s claimed Leeds have offered a dry loan and would be willing to pay most of the player’s wages.
Currently, Hellas don’t pay so much. Crucially, the move isn’t ruled out, and this may be one worth keeping an eye on.
Signing Kean would be ambitious stuff from Orta, but taking him on a dry loan would be curious. The 17 year old probably wouldn’t be able to slot into Leeds United’s team and immediately take the Championship by storm, so a longer agreement would be more beneficial.