The agent of Uruguay international midfielder Nahitan Nandez, Pablo Bentancur, has provided quotes to Leeds United podcast ‘lufcfanzone’ suggesting a move to Leeds would be of strong interest to the Cagliari midfielder.
There have been stories floating around for a while linking Nandez to Leeds, with a rumoured fee of around £30m. Which most people agree is more than Leeds should pay if they were to do the deal.
As with all stories like this the usual caveats apply, the agent could be talking to try and make the move happen - or to scare other teams into jumping the gun/raising their offers.
With the previous this particular podcast has in the agent world, I believe the quotes to be genuine.
EXCLUSIVE: Pablo Bentancurt, the agent of Nahitan Nandez, has told LUFCFANZONE that Nahitan Nandez ‘wants to play in England’ and that a move to Leeds is ‘a real possibility’.— LUFCFANZONE (@Iufcfanzone) June 22, 2021
‘Our wish is to play in England; if it is with Leeds United that would be much better!’ #LUFC #MOT
Bentancur said the following: “Our wish is to play in England; if it is with Leeds United that would be much better.
“Cagliari President Giulili and Radrizzani are very close friends and have already spoken. It is in the goodwill of these 2 presidents to close the operation.
“The president of Cagliari promised Nahitan that if he helped save the club from relegation, he would help with a move to a bigger club. There are 2 big clubs in Italy negotiating, but we believe England is our first option.
“Nahitan already wanted to sign with Leeds and Bielsa when he was at Boca. England is more his type of football and Leeds would be ideal because of the style of play and because the player grows and becomes important under pressure.”
The final paragraph of that does line up with some old stories linking Leeds with a move for Nandez, but that could be just to make it sound better.
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