For nearly a year now, Leeds United have been linked with a couple of tenacious midfielders, which suggests Marcelo Bielsa is looking for a very specific profile going forward.
Erick Pulgar was the name at the forefront of those particular rumours during the January transfer window, but we must not forget Nahitan Nández, currently at Cagliari.
With a €36m release clause in his contract, the Uruguayan has always been a sitting duck for relatively rich clubs, but no one has yet decided to pull the trigger.
That could change this season, as Calciomercato.it explain that while AS Roma, who were also keen on Nández, are starting to look elsewhere, Leeds are not.
It’s stated the Elland Road side have ‘set their eyes’ on the midfielder, with the relationship between Andrea Radrizzani and Cagliari owner Tommaso Giulini currently ‘optimal’.
Despite the €36m release clause, the club president ‘is ready to listen to interesting offers and negotiate’ for his player, who is ‘monitored with attention’ by Bielsa.
Certainly something to keep an eye on, as it would be a transfer that makes a ton of sense for Leeds and would definitely please their Argentine manager.