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Leeds: Marsch can land Klich 2.0 with Matheus Nunes transfer move

Leeds United have seen some fairly young players make their way to the Yorkshire club over the course of the summer transfer window.

However, there are still some vastly experienced players in the squad that Jesse Marsch will undoubtedly be relying on throughout the upcoming season.

One figure, in particular, that will be a big help for some of Leeds’ new players – specifically their new midfielders such as Tyler Adams, Marc Roca and Brenden Aaronson – is Mateusz Klich.

At the age of 32, the midfielder is currently the oldest outfield player at the Yorkshire club and has a total of 178 appearances under his belt for the Whites.

In those appearances, the Polish international has scored 22 goals and provided 21 assists along the way.

Bearing in mind his age, the remaining weeks of the summer transfer window could give Victor Orta and Jesse Marsch the chance to bring in what could be a new version or long-term heir for Klich.

One player that has been linked with a move to Elland Road who would fit this criteria is Sporting Lisbon midfielder, Matheus Nunes.

With 131 appearances for the Portuguese club to his name across their senior and U23 sides, the 23-year-old has found the net 10 times and delivered 11 assists in the process.

This shows the similarities between the two players with their ability to score and provide goals for their teams.

In addition to this, their two previous league campaign shows just how similar they are.

For example, having both made 33 appearances each, the duo both racked up 28 crosses and at least 30 interceptions and an almost identical number of successful tackles.

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This highlights just how useful they both are for their sides in terms of being attacking threats and tough defensive figures as well.

Nunes has even caught the attention of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who labelled the Portuguese star as “one of the best players in the world.”

Moving forward, despite having a rather hefty release clause of €60m (£50m) written into his current contract in Portugal, if Sporting would be willing to let their star midfielder go this summer, this could be a very exciting move from the Whites.

AND in other news: Graham Smyth drops huge behind-scenes Leeds transfer claim, supporters will be buzzing

Article title: Leeds: Marsch can land Klich 2.0 with Matheus Nunes transfer move

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