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Leeds United: Bielsa could finally land transfer target in January

Leeds United may not have had the start to their second season back in the Premier League as they would have hoped based on their early results.

Injuries have also dampened their campaign so far with the likes of Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling and Robin Koch being out of action for significant periods.

With this in mind and the fact that the January transfer window is approaching, the Yorkshire club could be forced into bringing some new players in to help strengthen Marcelo Bielsa’s squad and get them away from the relegation zone.

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One player that Leeds could secure the signing of in January that they were linked with over the summer is Cagliari right-midfielder Nahitan Nandez.

Recent reports from Calcio Mercato (via Leeds Live) have claimed that the Italian club would be prepared to sell Nandez for lower than his €36m (£30.5m) release clause.

If these claims are true, this could provide Victor Orta with a great opportunity to deliver Bielsa his dream transfer that they missed out on in the summer without having to pay as much as they originally thought they had to.

Since joining the Serie A club from Boca Juniors back in the 2019 summer transfer window, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £18m according to Transfermarkt, has made 85 appearances across all competitions, scoring four goals and providing nine assists in the process.

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As well as showing how much of a versatile player he is by playing in a number of positions across the midfield and attack for Cagliari in Serie A this season, Nandez has also managed to highlight how much of a well-rounded player he is by racking up an average of 1.1 key passes per game as well as 2.1 tackles per game.

This backs up why Serie A expert Conor Clancy previously described Nandez as a “powerful” player that has “really good ball control.”

Taking all of this into account, if Leeds see an opportunity to work out a financially viable deal with the Italian club to bring Nandez to Elland Road in January, then they should be all over it, as the Uruguayan has shown he could be a solid addition to their squad and suited to the physical nature of the Premier League.

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