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Nahitan Nandez is linked with a January move to Leeds United

Wed 09 December 2020 | 6:48

Leeds are still looking for a central midfielder after a deadline move for Michael Cuisance broke down.

The Whites were linked with a series of midfielders in the summer, failing to land moves for Bayern Munich’s

Cuisance

and Udinese's

Rodrigo De Paul

, they will be still in the January's market to provide their lacked energy in midfield.

Marcelo Bielsa’s

side were linked with a move for Cagliari’s star,

Nahitan Nandez

, who has a release clause of £32.5m in his contract. Intra Sports has reported that the Uruguayan midfielder could be sold for a lot less than that, for a figure of just £18m.

Nandez can act as a box-to-box alternative to

Mateusz Klich

and provide more cover for

Kalvin Phillips

, as Leeds has faced major struggles in midfield since Phillips's absence following an injury he picked in November.

Nandez's agent,

Pablo Bentancur

, revealed Nandez had a desire to play under

Bielsa

before joining

Cagliari

in April 2019.

He told El Crack Deportivo:

"I prefer to leave Cagliari as an alternative.

"I spoke with important clubs in Europe and Nandez told me that he would like to play with Bielsa."


source: SportMob