Leeds United are yet to make a move for Stuttgart striker Nicolás González, despite reports to the contrary in England.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are known to be in the hunt for a striker this summer, the position having been a problem for them despite winning the Championship title last season.
González has been heavily linked after impressing for Stuttgart in the 2.Bundesliga last season, scoring 14 goals and registering three assists in 27 games.
A report in England today stated that Leeds were planning a £20m move for the player, who was described as ‘one of the most sought after youngsters’ in Europe.
It was claimed Leeds were fighting with a host of European clubs for his signature but were in ‘pole position’ to secure his signature.
BILD have since picked up on the rumour and, while not completely dismissing it, their information disputes what’s being said in England.
They say they know Leeds sports director Victor Orta ‘got on the plane’ on Thursday and ‘went looking’ for strikers in Europe.
However, this journey has not taken him to Stuttgart. In other words, they’re not saying Leeds aren’t interested in González, they haven’t made a move for him just yet.
Indeed, all indications are they’re not yet ready to make that move, which is the complete opposite of what’s being reported in England.
Of course, that could very quickly change – transfers often do – but for now, it seems Leeds interest isn’t as serious as it’s been made out to be.