Leeds United are being linked with AZ Almkaar midfielder Teun Koopmeiners – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are extremely pleased by the latest speculation.
The Telegraph claims that the Whites are interested in signing the left-footer ace from Dutch top-flight club AZ, who were second in the Eredivisie table last season before it was ended with no champions or promotions or relegations.
It is understood that Marcelo Bielsa’s team are eyeing the 22-year-old and they feel he could compete for a spot in the Leeds midfield, especially with current star Mateusz Klich vying for the number eight role.
The report adds that AZ believe he should cost over £10million to sign this summer, as he’s their club captain and a vital figure within their squad.
Koopmeiners may be aged just 22, but is already a highly-rated Dutchman that has proven himself to be a leader on the pitch and he’s got the talent to back it up.
The set-piece specialist scored 16 goals across all competitions last season and is predominately a deep-lying playmaker that likes to get on the ball, but he’s also slotted into the centre-back position too with ease and is a rising star being tipped for a huge future.
A selection of Leeds supporters on social media are convinced the midfield technician would be a great fit at Elland Road and another top addition, with one suggesting he fits the profile of a Bielsa player.
Here are some Leeds fans discussing Koopmeiners:
Will watch some games of his but Koopmeiners seems like he could fit into the Forshaw role. We know Bielsa would prefer a more defensive, controlled midfield and Phillips, Koopmeiners and Klich would have help with that. #LUFC
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) September 25, 2020
Looks a serious technician – superb left peg and range of controlled passing – looks bielsa type player
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) September 25, 2020
The first thing I noted was his left peg. We don’t have many in there that are left footed, certainly could balance things up a little.
— Top Tipping (@TopTipping1) September 25, 2020
— C.P.A – MOT (@PremierLeedsMOT) September 25, 2020
I mean…. he looks like an absolute beast, he looks like he could be part of the future of the dutch team, he’s basically a sniper with long balls.. but… he plays DM..
— The Adelites 🏆 💛🤍💙 (@theadelites) September 25, 2020
Class player. Defensively good and his technical ability is up there. Man could play a klich role if need be.
— iateabee DJ (@IateabeeDj) September 25, 2020
Bielsa might want to play with 2 DM’s
— Ben C (@SYDLUFC) September 25, 2020
I hope the Koopmeiners rumours are true. And Orta is on his way to the Netherlands today. Get him done. ✍🏽
What a time to be a Leeds fan. Long gone are the days of Kebe and Kandol
— Jordan Rose-Blake (@JRB_IX) September 25, 2020