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Report: Leeds and Newcastle compete to sign highly-rated Facundo Colidio

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Report: Leeds and Newcastle compete to sign highly-rated Facundo Colidio

The Argentine could leave San Siro this summer and English clubs are emerging as suitors.

Leeds United and Newcastle are both interested in securing the services of Inter Milan striker Facundo Colidio, according to FC Inter News.

The 19-year-old has caught the eye of Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa in particular, although the player may prefer a switch to the Premier League.

Inter wouldn’t rule out selling their youngster. The report claims that he is valued between £8-10 million and ‘direct contacts’ could take place today.

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Colidio hasn’t made a first-team appearance yet at the San Siro. He netted 12 goals for the club’s youth team last season and could have a bright future.

 

He has been capped nine times by the Argentina under-20s outfit and Bielsa has courted him since his Boca Juniors days.

Leeds and Newcastle are both in the market for a striker before the window slams shut. The Whites only have Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford to call upon and the former has been linked with a move. Steve Bruce’s team has seen Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez depart.

(Photo by Claudio Villa – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

Given the price tag, it would seem that Newcastle may well hold the upper hand. Leeds would probably only have such funds to splash out should they offload Roofe, which they’d probably rather not do.

The Whites kick-off their domestic campaign on Sunday when they travel to Bristol City; Newcastle get underway next weekend with a home game against Arsenal.

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