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Leeds could chase another centre-back addition - Axel Tuanzebe targeted

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Following the signing of Robin Koch, Leeds could open up to an additional centre-back in the squad.

Manchester United Training and Press Conference
Tuanzebe is highly rated at Man United, but his yet to get a real chance at the senior level.
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Leeds have already picked up their first-team centre-back target Robin Koch, Bielsa is reported to be opening up to the idea of an additional centre-back in the squad.

Phil Hay of The Athletic reports that Manchester United’s Axel Tuanzebe’s name is one that has been mentioned should The Whites move for another centre-half.

A loan deal makes sense, with only so much money to be spent following the arrivals of Rodrigo Moreno and Robin Koch. Meanwhile, reports from Italy claim that Leeds made a big-money bid for Lazio’s Luiz Felipe, but it’s perhaps unlikely as Leeds are still to bring in a creative midfielder.

Tuanzebe’s name has been mentioned, as the youngster is available for a loan deal in order to gain more experience away from Old Trafford, with Bielsa’s Leeds a very good option for development.

At the age of 22, Tuanzebe has 18 Man United senior appearances to his name in all competitions, including The Europa League, with the bulk of his experience coming for Aston Villa in The Championship.

According to The Premier League website, in Tuanzebe’s 10 appearances he had a 64% tackle success rate while boasting a pass success rate of 89.5%, playing in the centre-back, full-back and holding midfield positions in all competitions. He certainly sounds like a Bielsa-style player.

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