Nahitan Nandez mentions Leeds when talking future
Nahitan Nandez has told Cento Trentuno that he is focusing on playing for Uruguay, amid transfer news linking him with Leeds. The Uruguay international is currently representing his country at Copa America. He stated he has heard of interest from Leeds, namedropping the Whites.
Nandez, 25, has been a target for Leeds ever since the Whites became a Premier League club again. But last summer, he remained at Cagliari – the club he joined from Boca Juniors in the summer of 2019. He has been pivotal in seeing the club survive relegation during 2020-21.
But now, he is likely to go. La Nuova Sardegna claim Nandez is ‘destined’ to join Leeds – with Andrea Radrizzani in talks to get him for less than his release clause – £31million. Leeds are trying to get him for around £26million. He has now commented on interest from the Yorkshire outfit.
“Italian football teaches you things that I did not know in other leagues, I feel good physically, happy for me, for the team. The rumors about Leeds? I heard, but honestly I don’t know anything yet and I have my head in the Copa and in reaching the goal,” Nandez told Cento Trentruno.
Leeds news: Nandez, Firpo and Harrison – a good transfer window?
Leeds have a strong core to their side and only need to fine-tune what they already have. A new left-back is a priority with Gjanni Alioski departing. They are expected to complete a deal for Barcelona’s Junior Firpo, while a permanent deal for Jack Harrison is also in the pipeline.
A midfielder would also be ideal. One that can cover Kalvin Phillips but also play as a 6 – where Stuart Dallas sparkled towards the end of the season. Nandez is that man but Leeds might have to agree a club-record fee, more than they paid for Rodrigo. Nandez, Firpo and Harrison is a good window.