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Recent events mean Leeds United should now recruit £4.5m target Jeremain Lens

Leeds United are reportedly interested in the signature of Besiktas winger Jeremain Lens in January. As reported by Haberturk, Leeds continue to pursue the player who is said to be available for €5 million (£4.5 million). The Turkish side reportedly wants to raise money due to financial trouble and Lens could be one to leave.

Previously, it would have been an unnecessary pursuit for Leeds.

However, recent events have shown why Lens would be a good recruit.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 25: Jeremain Lens of Besiktas looks dejected during the UEFA Europa League Group I match between Besiktas and KRC Genk at Vodafone Park on October 25, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The Dutch international can play on either wing or even as a striker. In recent weeks, Leeds United have lost Samuel Saiz to Getafe. On top of that, Izzy Brown and Patrick Bamford both suffered minor but concerning setbacks in recovery from respective knee injuries. With Jack Harrison struggling and Ezgjan Alioski continually frustrating, Leeds could use a further attacking option.

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At just £4.5 million Lens is certainly a cheap option, considering his experience with the Dutch national team and form in Turkey.

He has previously struggled to find form in the UK after a bitter end to a spell at Sunderland. But if he is the player Leeds are targeting in attack, the situation now suggests he could be useful.

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