Leeds should look to move for Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa this summer amid Carlton Palmer’s transfer verdict.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay recently suggested that the Cottagers ace should be the man Marcelo Bielsa goes for when the transfer window opens come the summer.
Speaking on The Phil Hay Show, the journalist said: “He’s a player I would go for, yeah, absolutely. I think they’ll try and find somebody potentially younger or somebody who is more willing to be a backstop to Phillips. But Anguissa, to me, looks extremely talented and a player I would have.”
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Palmer responded: “I think he could play the Leeds style because Bielsa has a very distinctive style that he plays, and the one thing you’ve got to do is be mobile. You’ve got to be able to get around the football pitch and he can do that.
“It’ll be interesting to see because I don’t think, obviously unless the player wants to leave, financially, I don’t think Fulham will need to let any of the players go should they get relegated.”
Like Palmer says, Anguissa seems like he would be a perfect fit for Leeds given his ability to be a presence in both boxes – he ranks top for tackles per game, third for interceptions and top for dribbles for Fulham in the Premier League this season.
Having a dynamic presence in the middle of the park who can do everything from breaking up opposition attacks to kick-starting the counter with a surging run forward will be a dream for Bielsa.
Joachim Andersen, Anguissa’s teammate at Craven Cottage, has also raved about about the £22.5m-rated midfielder, saying: “He’s a top player. He’s a machine in the midfield. He’s winning so many balls and driving forward with it.”
Given his Premier League experience, and the comments from both Hay and Palmer about his style of play, it’s surely a no-brainer for Leeds’ transfer chief Victor Orta to be eyeing a summer move for Anguissa.