As reported by The Daily Mirror, Leeds United are lining up a sensational move for Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo this summer.
The Spaniard, who spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, is said to be available and although the likes of Swansea City are also interested, Leeds are ready to throw their hat in the ring.
It’s not often the Elland Road side are linked with players of such quality but highlights there’s an ambition at the club ahead of next season, as they hope they can build upon narrowly missing out on the promotion play-offs last term.
Negredo has played at the highest levels of the game and has shown good goalscoring form at the likes of Sevilla and Manchester City in the past.
He is also well-utilised as a focal point spearheading attacking lines and can bring his teammates into the final third running off him, his skill with the ball at his feet beyond most in the Championship.
It’s certainly a link that has excited Leeds United supporters and they took to Twitter this weekend to share their thoughts on it all…
If (on what planet) Leeds did sign Negredo as being reported, surely he would be the best striker ever to grace the Championship? #lufc
— Charles Toher (@charles_toher) July 30, 2017
Geniunley can't believe the amount of Leeds fans that wouldn't take Negredo. Beyond stupid, he'd bag for fun in this league. #lufc
— BC (@BC_LUFC) July 29, 2017
— Karl White (@karlthomas85) July 29, 2017
Negredo?? For real?? Please do buy , please!!! #lufc
— Roy (@CodaR0Y) July 29, 2017
Put it this way…we pull off the Negredo signing my 14/1 on us winning the league will look absolutely massive. #lufc
— Wayne Wellwood (@WayneWellwood) July 29, 2017
If #lufc sign Negredo, they might aswell hand us the title
— Radebæ (@raddrizarmy) July 29, 2017
— Kevin stenson? (@st3nn4) July 29, 2017