Fredi Bobic comments on Leeds transfer target Cunha
Hertha Berlin sporting director Fredi Bobic has issued an intriguing response when asked about Matheus Cunha – with an answer that may attract the attention of Leeds United fans.
Leeds are one of the sides to have been linked with the 22-year-old, with Kicker reporting that the Whites want the Brazilian.
Interestingly, that report noted that Hertha had taken up an option to extend his contract by an additional year. He is currently set to stay until 2025.
More recently, Bild claimed that his asking price stands at £34.5 million (€40 million).
It remains to be seen whether any team plans to make that sort of offer for Cunha. But Bobic – who was only recently appointed – hinted that he is not yet sure whether the forward will stay.
“I’m glad he’s with us and doesn’t have a [release] clause,” he said, as reported by Goal.
“Whether he will play the future with us, we’ll have to see. I can’t say right now whether he’s happy that he wants to stay here.”
Leeds pursuing Cunha transfer would send out exciting statement about target
On paper, Cunha looks to be the kind of player Marcelo Bielsa would welcome the chance to work with.
He has played almost everywhere across the forward line this past season. He has also been deployed in the centre of midfield.
The Hertha forward has also only recently turned 22. So there is scope for the starlet to get considerably better in the coming years after a campaign in which he scored seven Bundesliga goals.
Having said that, his asking price may be a concern.
Leeds have been smart in the market since returning to the Premier League.
Their biggest outlay was for an experienced Spain international. Cunha, on the other hand, could potentially become their most expensive addition of all-time.
So if Leeds do ultimately make a move, you have to believe that Bielsa is convinced that he could become something incredibly special.
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