Leeds battling Juventus for summer transfer

Bielsa

Leeds' summer plans must be difficult to negotiate at the moment.

If the Whites achieve promotion, they could have a whole different batch of targets to pursue than if they stayed in the Championship.

Money could also come into it. The Whites are on the cusp of financial fair play but the windfall that comes with a place in the Premier League is rather significant.

Victor Orta, providing he stays, will have a huge job on his hands, and he'll have to do a better job than he's managed this season.

The failure of Eddie Nketiah and Jean-Kevin Augustin who both received very little game time this term has been clear for all to see. Though, the Spaniard has a chance to make amends very soon

Reports on Thursday suggested that Red Bull had lined him up for a technical director role, putting his place at Elland Road in doubt.

However, if he does stay, the prospect of battling Manchester City and Juventus for a signing is in the offing.

Orta

That's according to Voetbal International who believe United are trying to land young striker Ole Romeny.

Currently playing in the second tier of Dutch football for NEC Nijmegen, a whole host of clubs are chasing his signature.

Initial reports suggest Leeds, Brentford and Norwich are interested in a move, but City and Juve are lingering too.

Bielsa

With two years still to go on Romeny's current terms in the Netherlands, a fee will have to be paid in order to lure him away. The sum of which is yet to be specified.

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Orta hasn't always done the best of jobs when looking for forwards in the transfer market.

The £10m acquisition of Patrick Bamford hasn't paid off with the former Chelsea academy graduate netting just 13 times in the league this season.

Lack of regular minutes for Nketiah and Augustin have hardly helped matters either but it was the loss of Kemar Roofe that has been felt hard in 2019/20.

After moving to Anderlecht, the Whites have never really had a capable back-up striker that Bielsa likes to fall back on.

Roofe

However, with someone like Romeny, a player regularly playing in the second tier of football, they may have their answer.

After all, he's in far better form than either Nketiah or Augustin were this season, scoring nine goals in all competitions.

Though, it's his ability to play on the wing, like Roofe could occasionally, that would really make him a strong candidate to replace the former Leeds forward.

Aged just 20, he's proven himself this season at a decent level and without a reputation, could be better off than Nketiah.

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