Leeds United are contemplating a move for Stuttgart striker Nicolás González, as they proceed planning for his or her first Premier League marketing campaign in 16 years.
The Argentinian played an instrumental function in Die Schwaben’s spectacular 2019/20 season, scoring 14 goals and helping one other three as the club achieved promotion to the Bundesliga.
While he’s contracted for one more three years, the German side seem resigned to dropping his services, given the elevated interest in him from throughout the continent.
According to the Mirror, Leeds supervisor Marcelo Bielsa is a large admirer of the forward, who’s valued at round £20m.
Having tracked him all through the second-half of the recent 2.Bundesliga marketing campaign, the 65-year-old is of the assumption that his countryman may very well be a future star within the English top-flight, and has all of the required attributes to succeed on the highest degree.
The skilled boss is said to be assured about his crew’s probabilities of touchdown his signature, given their Premier League standing and his status amongst players as a world-class supervisor. Leeds are believed to be the favourites to sign him, regardless of there being rival interest from Bundesliga giant Borussia Dortmund and a number of clubs in Serie A – together with Inter, Lazio, Roma and Milan.
Starting off his career with Argentinos Juniors, González scored 11 goals in 44 games before incomes a move to Stuttgart in 2018. He’s since starred for the German side, also making his international debut for La Albiceleste in October.
Securing a brand new striker is a precedence for Leeds ahead of next season. With Jonathan David on the verge of becoming a member of Lille OSC, it is understood that they have turned their consideration in direction of Brentford star Saïd Benrahma, with the identical outlet reporting their interest within the £25m-valued Algerian.