An update has emerged on Leeds target Matheus Cunha, regarding how much Hertha Berlin want for his services.
According to The Express, Leeds transfer target Matheus Cunha has been told that he will be allowed to leave Hertha Berlin for the right price this summer. The Bundesliga club are not going to hold him against his will and are prepared to accept offers in the region of £30m.
The report claims that both Leeds and Atalanta are interested in the attacker, with Victor Orta having held discussions with the player’s agent earlier this summer.
However, it remains to be seen whether or not Leeds would be willing to shell out £30m for the Brazilian.
If Leeds can get Cunha in for £30m, he could be a terrific addition to Marcelo Bielsa’s squad ahead of next season. He is an exciting young attacker who has the potential to form a sensational partnership with Patrick Bamford, due to his quality and versatility as a forward.
Cunha can play anywhere across the attacking set-up, having played on the left, on the right, through the middle and in the number 10 position for Hertha in the Bundesliga.
He also managed to average an exceptional WhoScored rating of 7.33 in 27 games whilst changing positions constantly. This shows that he has the consistency and quality to provide top-class performances in a multitude of roles.
Therefore, he could link up with Bamford in a variety of ways. He could play behind him in the 10 role or provide him with service from either flank.
If Bielsa wants to go all-out in a game, he could even play Cunha alongside the former Chelsea man and have them as an attacking pair. Bamford scored 17 goals and assisted seven others in the Premier League last season and the arrival of Cunha could allow him to improve upon that tally, given the ability he has shown for Hertha.
The Argentine coach could also help him to further develop his game on the training pitch, as he only recently turned 22 and has his best years ahead of him.
Last year, ex-Hertha head coach Bruno Labbadia lavished praise on the young attacker, claiming that he has “something special” about his game.
“Matheus has something special. He can always produce something with a moment of individual brilliance.”
The 22-year-old’s record since joining Hertha is proof of this. He has produced 12 goals and eight assists in 34 Bundesliga starts for the club, showing that he can consistently deliver moments of individual brilliance, as Labbadia explained, and that is why he could be an excellent signing for Leeds.
Bielsa could be set to land a dream signing if Orta can get a £30m deal over the line for the gem.