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Leeds: Jesse Marsch interested in Kenedy

Leeds United are interested in a deal to bring Kenedy to Elland Road in the summer transfer window.

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That’s according to a recent report by the Daily Mail, who claimed that, with the left-winger’s current deal at Chelsea set to expire in June 2023, Thomas Tuchel’s side are now willing to entertain offers for the 26-year-old in the summer.

The report added that this development could open the door for Leeds, who were linked with a move for the former Brazil under-23 international in the January transfer window, to make a move for the attacker ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Bye-bye Harrison

With both Raphinha and Jack Harrison being heavily linked with moves away from Elland Road in the summer transfer window, it is easy to see why Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta would be considering a move to bring Kenedy to LS11 in the coming weeks.

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Indeed, despite struggling to cement a starting spot at Chelsea following his arrival in west London, the £6.3m-rated winger has shown glimpses of the potential which convinced the Blues to sign him back in 2015 during various loan spells away from Stamford Bridge.

The highlight of these temporary moves undoubtedly came at Granada in 2020/21. Over his 28 La Liga appearances that season, the £25k-per-week talent scored four goals, registered three assists and created five big chances for his team-mates, taking 1.3 shots, making 0.6 key passes and completing 1.3 dribbles per game.

Furthermore, the player who Tuchel dubbed “very talented” also proved he still has what it takes to perform at Premier League level in his one top-flight outing this season. He made two key passes, five tackles and 34 passes, created one big chance and registered one assist in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Watford last weekend, all of which saw the Brazilain earn a SofaScore match rating of 7.5.

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As such, if Harrison does end up moving on to pastures new this summer, Kenedy could be a very decent – not to mention cost-effective – option to replace the 25-year-old winger if Marsch believes that he can help the former Fluminense starlet get back to his best at Elland Road.

AND in other news: Victor Orta now plotting Leeds bid for “exceptional” £12m target, he’s Ian Harte 2.0

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