Leeds United interested in Dutch striker


It could be a memorable season for Leeds United supporters.

After suffering relegation from the Premier League in 2004, it's been 16 years since the club have played a match in the top flight of English football.

That could be about to change.

Marcelo Bielsa's side are on track to secure promotion to the Premier League as they sit in second place in the league.

Level on points with 1st place West Brom, Leeds are eight points clear of the play-off position with just seven games to go.

The club are doing all that they can to prepare for next season and that includes targeting signings for the summer.

According to Voetbal International in the Netherlands, Leeds United are interested in Ole Romeny.

The NEC striker enjoyed a promising season after scoring nine goals in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie.

That has alerted a number of top clubs to his services, including Manchester City, Juventus, Real Sociedad and Norwich City.

The 20-year-old is tipped for a bright future in the game, with a move to Elland Road touted as a switch to help him fulfil his potential.


It wouldn't be Leeds United's first transfer deal with NEC after they signed Jay-Roy Grot, however the Yorkshire side will be hoping that Romeny can make more of an impact.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

What an exciting deal this could be.

Ole Romeny boasts a strong reputation in Dutch football which has alerted a number of sides in Europe.

If Leeds United can complete a deal it could prove to be something of a coup.

While first team opportunities may not be available straight away, there's no reason to suggest that Romeny won't be able to push for a place in Marcelo Bielsa's side.

The key issue is the competition for his signature.

If Manchester City and Juventus are genuinely interested it could be tricky for Leeds United to convince him to move to West Yorkshire.

The chance to play in the Champions League is huge for any player, and that could prove to be a stumbling block.

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