Leeds make enquiry to sign defensive powerhouse

Jordan Lukaku

Whatever you think about Leeds, it's difficult to knock their approach in this summer's transfer window.

For a period of time, it looked as though they'd forgotten about their first-team.

The club's academy was given category one status and since then, they've made huge strides to improve the calibre of young players they have at their disposal.

Joe Gelhardt was signed alongside Cody Drameh and Charlie Allen, but with Sam Greenwood due to arrive as well, they're not letting up.

Victor Orta has been a busy man in the market but this week, their efforts to improve the senior side have taken on some extra purpose.

That's because they're on the verge of breaking their transfer record to sign Spanish striker Rodrigo. 

Orta and the forward were spotted alongside each other at an airport on Thursday so it looks as though things could be completed sooner rather than later. 

Radrizzani and Orta

However, the Director of Football could be boarding more flights in the not too distant future. 

That's because Leeds have made an enquiry to sign Lazio's Jordan Lukaku, according to Ilmessaggero.

The brother of Inter Milan forward, Romelu, the left-sided player struggled for regular minutes last season and consequently, could be on his way out of Italy. 

Leeds have supposedly asked about taking a number of Lazio's players, a list that remarkably includes Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Understandably, the Serie A side are less reluctant to lose those two players compared to Lukaku. 

The left-back, who can also play further forward, is valued at just £3.6m, per Transfermarkt.

Lukaku nearly signed for Newcastle on loan last year but a deal eventually fell through. 

Jordan Lukaku

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Leeds have seemingly forgotten about their need for a left-back in the window.

We've seen Marcelo Bielsa's side linked with a plethora of centre-backs but barring rumours of Rico Henry, the left-hand side of defence has been neglected.

It's unlikely Gjanni Alioski will be defensively capable in the Premier League while Barry Douglas could move to Celtic. 

Thus, signing someone like Lukaku would go a long way to improving the club's overall depth. 

The 26-year-old hasn't seen much football lately, playing 13 times last term, but he is an absolute battering ram of a player, someone who shouldn't find life too difficult adjusting to life in English football.

Jordan Lukaku

Ahead of a clash between Belgium and Wales at Euro 2016, journalist Sam Morshead built the defender up in some style. 

"At 6ft tall and built like a burgeoning weight-lifter, the 21-year-old is pulled from the same mould as his brother - Everton striker Romelu," he began.

"Lukaku junior, the younger of the two brothers by a matter of 439 days, is a combative, all-action, modern defender who relies on his strength, pace and boundless energy to get himself out of trouble at the back and cause all sorts of problems going forward." 

If that doesn't have you salivating from the mouth, I'm not sure what will. 

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