Leeds United have been linked with a transfer swoop for Paris Saint-Germain defender Colin Dagba this summer.
According to a recent report from Foot Mercato, Leeds are one of the clubs interested in signing the full-back during the current summer window alongside Eintracht Frankfurt, Mainz and Villarreal.
The report claims that the Whites are seduced by the defender’s qualities.
Back in the summer of 2019, the defender left Boulogne’s youth ranks to make a move to PSG’s U19 side on a free transfer.
Since then, the 23-year-old has gone on to make 105 appearances for the French champions across their senior and youth sides, scoring one goal and providing seven assists in the process.
With just three league games under his belt during the latest Ligue 1 campaign, it’s safe to say that the full-back is not at the top of the pecking order.
This makes it easy to see why he has been linked with a move away from the club this summer. That said, it doesn’t mean Leeds wouldn’t unearth an exciting player by luring him to England.
Back in 2019, Dagba spoke about how much he copied former PSG defender Dani Alves in terms of his style of play on the pitch.
He said: ” But his departure [Dani Alves] impacts me because I copied him a lot and I really appreciated him enormously for his game intelligence, his placements. He made me progress a lot.”
This could suggest that if the Yorkshire club secure the Frenchman’s signature this summer, they could then have their own version of the Brazilian at their disposal.
Taking into account how the 39-year-old has 60 goals and 171 assists in 841 club appearances in addition to a vast number of trophies under his belt, having what could be this generation’s next version of Alves would be a mouth-watering prospect for Leeds, Jesse Marsch and the fans.
In terms of the Frenchman’s attacking attributes, in the 55 league appearances he’s made for PSG, he has racked up 82 crosses, 57 shot-creating actions and a dribble success rate of 67.3%.
Labelled as a “reliable and humble player” by Thomas Tuchel, the 23-year-old could well be tempted to wave goodbye to his current club this summer if it meant that he’d be able to get the chance to play in the Premier League at a big club like Leeds.
Moving forward, if an opportunity to sign the £22k-per-week right-back crops up at some point in the next few weeks, Leeds should definitely explore the possibility of bringing him to Elland Road to see if he has what it takes to make a name for himself in England’s top division.