Leeds United must land EURO 2020 sensation Leonardo Spinazzola amid Carlton Palmer’s intriguing transfer claim.
The Italy international has been one of the shining lights of EURO 2020 thus far, being a real live-wire as a left-back for Roberto Mancini’s side – in the three games he’s played, he’s assisted once, and averaged an impressive two shots, 1.7 key passes and 2.3 dribbles per game.
And, speaking exclusively to This is Futbol, former Leeds man Carlton Palmer has suggested the Whites should be after a player like Spinazzola in this summer’s transfer window.
He said: “Anybody who’s got energy and can get up and down the pitch will fit into the style that Bielsa wants and the way that he’s going to play. Once you go into a European Championship and you play well and you do well, obviously you’re going to get a lot of suitors.”
Hailed as being “electric in attack” by UEFA EURO 2020’s official Twitter account, and as “outrageously good” by ESPN’s Matteo Bonetti, Spinazzola has been in superb form in this summer’s tournament for the Azzurri.
Given his ability to play more further forward, but also have the defensive awareness to be trusted by Mancini to play at left-back too, Spinazzola seems like he would be a perfect fit for Bielsa at Leeds.
Whether it’s being used as someone to rotate with Jack Harrison down that left-flank, or a more aggressive, exciting option at full-back, Spinazzola’s performances at EURO 2020 have shown him to be someone who can be a real danger going forward.
It’s a move Leeds must surely make.