Leeds United are eyeing a summer move for Colombian starlet Santiago Moreno in the transfer window.
With the Premier League season winding to a conclusion this weekend, all eyes will be on how Marcelo Bielsa’s side look to strengthen over the course of the summer transfer window.
The Telegraph have claimed that Leeds have their eye on 21-year-old Moreno, but the Whites are set to face significant transfer competition for him from the likes of Rangers and fellow Premier League side Southampton.
The report added that the versatile forward, who can play on either flank and through the middle, has shades of Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane to him, with some journalists already noting comparisons between the two.
With six goals and four assists in 23 games in all competitions, Moreno is enjoying somewhat of a breakthrough season in his native Colombia with CD America.
The 21-year-old has already earned rave reviews for his performances, with South American football journalist Simon Edwards saying: “Excellent player. Can operate as a traditional winger with pace, skill and direct dribbling but also has the ability to drift inside and create. Really athletic and agile but also smart with good technique. A top player, would be a great buy with potential to sell at a profit.”
Just like Mane, Moreno appears to have the kind of speed, power and explosiveness which could see him light up the Premier League, with South American talent ID Twitter account Somos Cantera insisting that he has great potential.
They said: “Raised, trained and developed in the ‘Escarlata’ stable, he is a very powerful striker, of good biotype and very easy to detect spaces between defenders; he has to improve his finishing, but he still has a very high ceiling.”
Dubbed as someone who’s “full of quality and promise, pace and skill”, Moreno could be the kind of inspired signing for Leeds which Mane has proven to be in the Premier League.