Report: Bielsa battling his old club to lure 22-year-old Argentina star to Leeds
Homme Du Match say Leeds United are battling Marcelo Bielsa’s old side Marseille and others to sign RC Lens defender Facundo Medina in January.
Medina, 22, joined Lens in the summer of 2020 after impressing in Argentine football. He has since sparkled for Lens, playing 40 times.
The centre-back was a part of Argentina’s Olympics squad in the summer, with the main Argentina players winning Copa America beforehand.
Medina has a contract at Lens until the summer of 2024 as he continues to be a crucial part of the top-tier French club. But clubs are becoming keen.
Leeds are said to be interested in luring Medina to England. But Bielsa’s men face competition from his old club Marseille, and Spartak Moscow.
Medina to Leeds: Do Leeds really need another defender?
Since joining Leeds, Robin Koch has proved incredibly injury prone. The Germany international has played just 18 times for the Whites.
Liam Cooper is proving that age is just a number, getting better as he gets older. Now a regular with Scotland, he is in the best form of his life.
Diego Llorente looks like he has put his injury issues behind him, starting the last eight Premier League games. Pascal Struijk is acting as cover.
Struijk can play as a holding midfielder or a left-back, and both Luke Ayling and Kalvin Phillips can play at centre-back. Medina is good, but not needed.