Leeds United’s eyes appear firmly focused on the January transfer window.
The Whites enjoyed an excellent summer, bringing in a number of first-team stars in multiple positions.
The likes of Rodrigo, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, and Helder Costa have arrived at Elland Road, helping the club enjoy a decent start to the Premier League campaign.
They are 14th in the table, already a comfortable seven points clear of the bottom three.
And it seems that they could make further acquisitions in the winter window, with Sport Witness carrying a report from Spanish outlet Fichajes.
They claim that Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has been offered to a number of clubs after falling out of favour under manager Ronald Koeman.
He has played just three minutes in La Liga, coming on as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Getafe, and has played 25 minutes in the Champions League, in the 4-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv.
It appears that his agent is attempting to find Puig a move, and he has been offered to Leeds, RB Leipzig, and AS Monaco.
Any deal would be a loan, but there has yet to be an answer from any of the clubs contacted.
Real Betis are also said to be interested, opening the door to a potential stay in Spain on a short-term basis.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
Puig is a talent.
He’s only 21 and his statistics point to a midfield player who can only improve if given the right number of minutes.
Per WhoScored, he made a total of 11 appearances in 2019/20, averaging one tackle per game, 0.7 shots, 0.9 key passes, 1.1 dribbles, and a passing accuracy of 90.5%.
Pairing him up with Marcelo Bielsa would surely see his ability, and his valuation, skyrocket.
Leeds ought to seriously consider this.News Now - Sport News