Bielsa on verge of bringing Nmecha to Leeds

According to The Sun, Leeds United are on the verge of securing a loan deal for Manchester City forward Lucas Nmecha.

What’s the story?

Leeds are finally making moves in this summer’s transfer window, with Patrick Bamford and Barry Douglas both arriving ahead of the new Championship campaign.

The Whites have also secured Chelsea pair Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman on loan, whilst Jack Harrison has arrived on loan from Man City.

According to The Sun, Leeds are now close to securing a deal for Nmecha, who will move to the Championship outfit for the 2018-19 campaign.

The report claims that Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa’s relationship with Man City boss Pep Guardiola has played a key role in the deal, with the Whites beating a number of clubs to the teenager’s signature.

Nmecha will not be cleared in time to face Stoke City this weekend, but all being well could make his debut for the club away to Derby County on August 11.

Who is Lucas Nmecha?

The 19-year-old came through the system at Man City, and made his first-team debut for the Citizens against Leicester City in the EFL Cup last season.

The attacker went on to make his Premier League debut against West Ham United in April, and has been involved in their preparations for the new campaign.

Indeed, the England Under-21 international was on the scoresheet against Bayern Munich at the end of last month, and looked very lively indeed against the German giants.

Capable of playing at centre-forward or on either wing, Nmecha is known for his quick feet and finishing ability, and would be a terrific signing for Leeds.

The deal is not yet done and dusted, but Bielsa is seemingly in a very strong position to bring the talented teenager to Elland Road.