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Leeds United: Marsch can form scary duo with Gerzino Nyamsi transfer

Leeds United conceded their fair share of goals during the latest Premier League campaign.

With 38 games played, the Whites ended up conceding 79 goals, leaving only Norwich City with a worse defensive record.

Despite this unwelcome statistic, the Yorkshire club managed to keep their place in the Premier League, unlike the Canaries.

One figure in Leeds’ squad that helped keep the club in the top division is Diego Llorente.

Signed from Real Sociedad back in September 2020 in a deal worth £18m, the Spaniard has made 45 appearances for the Whites across all competitions.

Last season saw the centre-back win 35 tackles and make 61 blocks, 61 interceptions and 104 clearances in 28 league games.

With that in mind, it’s safe to suggest that had Llorente not been as prominent in the team as he was, Leeds may not have been able to avoid relegation.

Taking this into account, the Yorkshire club should be using the summer transfer window to reinforce their defence and make sure they don’t concede as many goals as they did last time out.

One figure that the Whites have been linked with recently who could help out in that regard and give Jesse Marsch the chance to form a tough defensive duo alongside Llorente is Gerzino Nyamsi.

During his debut campaign with Strasbourg last season, the 25-year-old won 23 tackles and made 47 blocks, 42 interceptions and 121 clearances over 34 league appearances.

This shows how capable he is at the back and why the £6.75m-rated centre-back would be a useful asset for Leeds in their efforts to strengthen their defence.

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In fact, his performances throughout the season were described as “outstanding” by journalist Robin Bairner on Twitter.

With all of this in mind, having a player like Nyamsi in the team alongside Llorente could be just what Marsch needs to make sure his side aren’t involved in another relegation battle next season and beyond.

Moving forward, even though he’s only had one season at Strasbourg, if the French club are willing to negotiate a deal for him this summer, then Leeds should have no doubts over launching a move to bring him to Elland Road.

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