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Leeds keen to sign Florian Grillitsch

Florian Grillitsch is a target for Leeds United.

What’s the word?

That’s according to transfer insider Dean Jones, writing in a recent column for GIVEMESPORT.

He claims that the Hoffenheim star, who can play in defence and midfield, is the perfect profile for what manager Jesse Marsch is looking for in terms of mentality and style.

However, there have been suggestions that he is only being viewed as a replacement for Kalvin Phillips, but Jones believes that may not be the case.

Imagine him and Kalvin Phillips

Just imagine the two together in the Premier League next term.

It’s no secret that the Whites had one of the worst defensive records in the division last season, so they could well do with more reinforcements and another body in front of the backline wouldn’t go amiss, especially after the arrival of Brenden Aaronson, who has the ability to drive them forward in attack.

Phillips could well stay after the club sealed top-flight survival on the final day with victory over Brentford, and he’ll need someone next to him to control games. That may not be Adam Forshaw, given the fact he has suffered further injury problems, or Mateusz Klich, who has struggled for consistency.

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Grillitsch could be the answer.

Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann believes that the Austrian one of the more underrated players outside of Germany’s top clubs.

“In my opinion, Flo Grillitsch is one of the best six in the Bundesliga who is already a little under the radar. At least you rarely read anything about him,” he claimed.

“He still has a few construction sites, he knows that, I’ve told him that often enough. But he is an extraordinary footballer and has an incredible ability to determine the rhythm of the game.”

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The 6 foot 2 powerhouse averaged 2.1 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game in the German top flight last season, also managing a passing accuracy of 89.4%, all whilst switching between central defensive and central midfield roles, via WhoScored.

Valued at £14.4m by Transfermarkt, the Austria international could be a low-cost solution to Marsch’s midfield woes. Not just that, he’d offer superb versatility to play a variety of key positions.

The 26-year-old must be viewed as Phillips’ partner, rather than his replacement, this summer.

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