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Leeds United submit offer for Basel striker Arthur Cabral

The Whites have reportedly made a move for a new striker target, in the form of Basel striker Arthur Cabral.

Shakhtar Donetsk v FC Basel - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final
Cabral warms up before Basel’s Europa League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Pool via Getty Images

Leeds United have made a £16 million bid for Basel striker Arthur Cabral, according to Globoesporte.

The Brazilian outlet have claimed that Bielsa has identified Cabral as a top target as The Whites search for a new striker going into The Premier League. Leeds have been linked with several strikers so far this window, with Batshuayi and Nicolas Gonzalez dominating the headlines as players who are available this summer.

The Basel striker, 22, was excited by the prospect of playing in The Premier League having been informed of a £13 million bid plus an extra £2-3 million in add-ons based on performance.

The Swiss giants are hoping to negotiate the fee up to around £20 million in total for the young Brazilian who hit 18 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions while also setting-up six goals in the league and the Europa League. His record during the 19/20 season resulted in a direct goal involvement every 106 minutes of football.

A complex part of agreeing a fee is the sizable percentage of economic rights for Cabral which is shared between Basel at 70%, with former clubs Palmeiras and Ceara staking a claim for 15% each.

With this a new name emerging from abroad in Leeds’ striker search, it will be interesting to see how this story might unfold over the coming weeks.