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Pedro Rebocho will be available in the summer and Leeds United should consider rekindling interest

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Pedro Rebocho will be available in the summer and Leeds United should consider rekindling interest

The Portuguese defender was linked with a move to Leeds United in 2018.

One position which has been a consistent cause for concern at Leeds United this season has been left-back. 

Barry Douglas and Leif Davis have both suffered with injury trouble whilst Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas have both stepped into the role with varying levels of success. 

If Leeds are to earn promotion this season, then bringing in a top option in this position will undoubtedly be a priority. 

One player who should undoubtedly be considered is Pedro Rebocho. 

Some Leeds United fans will recognise that name. Back in 2018, Leeds were being linked with the former Portuguese under-21 international. As reported by talkSPORT and the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Guingamp defender was on Leeds’ radar as Marcelo Bielsa identified the area as needing improvement. 


However, Leeds soon found themselves on the track of Barry Douglas and, considering his excellent 2017-18 Championship campaign with Wolves the Scot soon became target number one. 

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As for Rebocho, the Portuguese defender had an excellent season in France. The 25-year-old played 43 times for Guingamp and provided 12 assists, being one of the standout players in a Les Rouge et Noir side that finished bottom of Ligue 1. 

That form saw him gain attention from Turkish side Besiktas. He headed to Istanbul on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent move, as reported by L’Equipe. France Football reported that the fee involved was set at €2.6 million (£2.2m).

But this summer, Rebocho is set to be available again. Besiktas have cancelled that permanent option in his contract, as reported by Le Telegramme, and Rebocho will return to Guingamp in the summer. The report claims that the French side then aim to sell Rebocho elsewhere. 

Leeds United need a left-back, have a historic interest in Rebocho and at just £2.2 million he would not break the bank. Rebocho could be the perfect option this summer.

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