Report: Arsenal move ahead of Leeds in race to sign Uruguay international
Leeds United’s hopes of landing exciting South American midfielder Nahitan Nandez appear to be over following the club’s failure to win promotion to the Premier League.
According to TNT Sports, Arsenal are now keen on securing the services of the 23-year-old and could make a summer move.
The Boca Juniors performer has played 22 games for Uruguay and is seen as a big star of the future. Signing for Arsenal would see him link up with his compatriot Lucas Torreira.
The Daily Star reports that Leeds were in the race for Nandez but failing to win promotion has seen their hopes extinguish.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is in the market for a new midfield enforcer after Aaron Ramsey’s decision to join Juventus on a free transfer.
Nandez is certainly a promising prospect and Leeds’ loss could be Arsenal’s gain this summer.
The 23-year-old would relish the chance to form a midfield partnership at club level with international team-mate Lucas Torreira and he could prove a shrewd addition.
Nandez would represent a similar sort of player to Ramsey and given his age he could become an Arsenal regular for years to come.
With the Gunners failing to qualify for the Champions League they must add player using a smaller budget. Nandez wouldn’t break the bank and Emery could land an attractive proposition to bolster his ranks for next season.