Leeds United have been linked with a young prodigy who has made Goal’s NxGn 2020 list of the top 50 youngsters born on or after 1 January 2001.
According to 90min, Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to tie highly-rated 17-year-old Adil Aouchiche down to a new deal before sending him out on loan next season, with Elland Road a potential option.
The outlet refers back to a March report claiming that PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi is in talks with Leeds counterpart Andrea Radrizzani over a potential takeover, with a link between the two sides’ first teams in line possibly being established.
Takeover discussions are said to have been put on the backburner before the season is finished so as to avoid impacting the Whites’ promotion push, but there is an “optimism” that a £120million agreement will be finalised before the start of next season.
Depending on whether these talks prove fruitful, on whether Leeds get promoted to the Premier League and on whether Aouchiche and fellow academy star Tanguy Kouassi commit their futures to the Parc des Princes, then Marcelo Bielsa could stand a good chance of landing the youngsters on loan.
Goal’s NxGn 2020 list ranks Aouchiche 16th, a place above Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott, and the outlet writes: “It is not easy for academy players to graduate to the star-packed Paris Saint-Germain first team but, at just 17 years of age, Adil Aouchiche has already debuted and scored for the Ligue 1 champions this season.