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Leeds can finally replace Pablo Hernandez with Djordje Mihailovic

Leeds United could finally land themselves a new creative gem this summer…

What’s the word?

According to Italian outlet 1000 Cuori Rossoblu, the Yorkshire outfit are among several teams interested in signing CF Montreal attacking midfielder Djordje Mihailovic when the transfer window reopens.

They are expected to face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle United, as well as Bundesliga duo Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund, and Serie A sides AS Roma and Atalanta.

Bologna could also be keen as they have the same owner, Joey Saputo, as the Impact.

The 23-year-old’s contract is set to expire in 2023 but it remains to be seen how much he’d command before then. Transfermarkt currently value the six-time USMNT international at just £5.4m.

Hernandez heir finally

After a campaign that saw Mihailovic provide four goals and a whopping 14 assists across 34 appearances, via Transfermarkt, it is no surprise to see so many of Europe’s top teams interested in his signature.

He has since continued that fine form this season, proving that it wasn’t merely a one-off, having contributed two goals and four assists in 12 games across the MLS and the CONCACAF Champions League.

Would Mihailovic be a good signing for Leeds?

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As a versatile attacker, capable of playing on the left-wing and through the middle, the American could be of huge use to his fellow countryman at Elland Road as the Whites have failed to replace the likes of Samu Saiz and Pablo Hernandez in recent windows.

Indeed, Leeds have not signed a midfielder in eight transfer windows and in over four years, the last being Adam Forshaw’s arrival from Middlesbrough in January 2018.

Averaging an enticing 2.4 key passes per game in the MLS this term, it’s no wonder he has been lauded as a “gorgeous passer of the ball” by journalist Chris Smith, whilst a further average of 1.9 dribbles and 1.5 shots per game makes him a big threat in the final third.

Hernandez’s final full season in a Leeds shirt was during their title-winning run in the Championship, where he averaged 2.3 key passes per game. No one in the current side has managed to get anywhere near that in the Premier League, with Raphinha sitting on two chances created each outing.

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Mihailovic could fit in well in England, especially after former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama’s glowing endorsement of him. “To me, Djordje is a great player. We understand his movement, he’s a top talent,” he told the MLS website.

With a total of 24 goals or assists in under two seasons – an average of one direct contribution every 162 minutes – it would be very wise for Victor Orta and co to launch their move for the Jacksonville-born sensation this summer.

Leeds could well finally replace Hernandez at long last.

AND in other news, Marsch handed double boost ahead of Palace clash…

Article title: Leeds can finally replace Pablo Hernandez with Djordje Mihailovic

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