Pre Season is still some weeks away and Marcelo Bielsa will be making no rush in making the signings.
In my previous article, It is stated Marcelo Bielsa is looking to strengthen quite a few positions and he is looking for a back up goalkeeper who can give competition Illan Meslier for the number one position.
This transfer link came as a shock to many of us as the Whites are ready to hijack Angus Gunn who was reportedly heading to Norwich City.
The newly promoted team Norwich City has the transfer fee agreed with Southampton, Gunn’s current employers for his transfer.
However, according to a report from Football Insider, it is being claimed that Leeds are ready to hijack the player and match the £5million-plus fee deal with the saints.
The link does have some logic as Leeds were heavily linked with Gunn during their time in the Championship, and Victor Orta is known to have “his list” which he is often willing to return to. At TIAT we wouldn’t say it is likely, but it’s possible.
Marcelo to Elland Road? (stop laughing, ok don’t, that’s fair)
Marcelo is hailed as one of the best left backs of this generation but the 33 year old has currently been out of form and is heading to the exit door of the Bernabeu.
The Brazil star, who has has a glittering career for club and country, played only 19 matches for the La Liga giants last season, scoring four goals.
He has been a Star in Madrid since 2007 and also has 58 caps for Brazil. His long list of honours includes five La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and four FIFA Club World Cups.
He has asked for a minimum two-year contract, with an asking price of around £5m.
It will be a tough Battle for Leeds to compete with Everton but it is unsure whether the Spanish Giants are going to offload him. More importantly, this transfer makes no sense for Leeds, other than the fact that they need a left-back.
While we rated the Angus Gunn link as possible, this one we would say is “never happening in a million years”.