During the January 2018 transfer window, Leeds United were linked with a move for Moise Kean.
More than one source in Italy claimed the Championship club had made an approach to sign the player, then on loan at Hellas Verona. It would have again been a loan move for the Juventus owned attacker, but nothing came of it.
Now Kean is 18 years of age and in Juventus’ main squad. Crucially, he’s not getting minutes. Aside from 12 minutes at the end of a 3-0 victory over Young Boys in the Champions League, Kean hasn’t had any football for Juve this season.
Tuttosport have a look at his situation in their Tuesday edition, and talk about a potential move away from the club, with agent Mino Raiola being crucial in the player’s future. The agent plans to speak to the Turin club and find a solution for the youngster’s future.
Whilst they don’t mention Leeds United directly this time, Spanish newspaper Sport do. It’s stated: ‘the player’s representative has better offers for his striker at Galatasaray, Leeds and Marseille.’
That’s tough competition for Leeds, if the claims of their ‘better offer’ are correct.
Kean has shown his class whilst coming through the youth sections of the Italian football system. One memorable performance came in the 2018 UEFA U19 Championship. Coming on as a second half substitute in the final, Kean scored two goals to save the Italy team and take the game to extra time, with Portugal eventually winning 4-3.
If Victor Orta could secure such a player for Marcelo Bielsa, it would be hugely exciting for the Elland Road faithful.