Leeds United could land an exciting winger in VfL Wolfsburg Josip Brekalo amid a major transfer update.
Reports in recent days have suggested that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are interested in signing the 22-year-old in the summer transfer window, and that the Whites were among those to have watched the Croatian in action over these past few months in the Bundesliga.
Now, Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb claim that Leeds are set to face significant competition from Jose Mourinho’s new side AS Roma, as well as French outfit Lille.
After seeing the success of Brazilian star Raphinha in his debut campaign in English football, the prospect of him being joined at Elland Road by Brekalo is exciting to say the least.
The Croatian has enjoyed a fine season in the Bundesliga this season for Wolfsburg, netting seven goals and providing another three assists in 28 games in the top-flight, including scoring a hat-trick earlier this month against Union Berlin.
Goal’s Bundesliga journalist Ronan Murphy said on Twitter: “The less said about his off-field antics the better, as he should leave his on-field performances do the talking. Able to unlock defences and strong cutting in to shoot, he will torment defenders everywhere.”
And, when you look at his key attacking numbers, it’s easy to see why he would be such a threat in the Premier League.
As per Whoscored, he averages 1.7 shots, 1.3 key passes and one dribble per game in the Bundesliga, all of which rank him in the top five for each category among his Wolfsburg teammates.
The left-winger, who can play on the opposite flank too, has got the ability to be a real dangerous player in the coming years, and at just 22, has still got plenty of time to grow and develop under someone like Bielsa.
With Raphinha on the right and Brekalo on the left, Leeds would have a pair of direct wingers who come inside onto their stronger foot and can “torment defenders everywhere” as Murphy says.