Beren Cross has delivered a major transfer update on Leeds United’s pursuit of Hertha BSC star Matheus Cunha.
According to recent reports from German publication Bild (via Sport Witness), Bielsa’s side have already expressed their interest in signing the forward, and that a move could be on the cards after the 22-year-old received approval from Hertha to leave.
And now, speaking on a Facebook Live video, Cross said: “Cunha, yeah I mean I think anybody that’s done a basic level of analysis or read some of the stuff around Cunha will know that he’s a bit like (Rodrigo) De Paul, really, he’s a very exciting footballer – he’s got a lot going for him.
“There’s a lot in his profile which would suggest he would fit Leeds United’s model. But from what I’ve been told, he’s on a long list rather than a shortlist. He’s somebody that they are aware of and they do like but as I’ve said, I think half of Europe is interested as well, and I think his price, if he does move, will skyrocket.”
Dubbed as “something special” by former Hertha BSC boss Bruno Labbadia, the £55k-a-week earning Cunha enjoyed a superb campaign in the Bundesliga last season, scoring eight goals and providing another eight assists in all competitions.
At 22, he has still got plenty of time to realise his potential, and Bielsa will likely feel that the versatile forward could thrive under his leadership.
Cunha often found himself either playing as the number ten or out wide on the left, but also had a stint up front too, and saved some of his best performances for Germany’s best sides – he scored and assisted against Bayern, bagged a brace against Borussia Dortmund, and also netted against Bayer Leverkusen too.
The Brazilian looks every inch a big-game player, and given his performances last season, will surely have Leeds fans buzzing at the prospect of him linking up with the likes of Raphinha at Elland Road in the Premier League.
Given that supporters have already made their feelings clear about just how excited they would be to see Cunha at Leeds, Cross’ latest update about Leeds definitley having him on a list of targets is a promising one, to say the least.