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Report: Hertha Berlin act as Leeds eye Matheus Cunha

Hertha Berlin have taken up the option to extend Matheus Cunha’s contract by a further year, with Kicker reporting that Leeds United are amongst the teams keen on signing the 21-year-old forward.

Cunha has impressed since joining Hertha from RB Leipzig. The Brazilian has scored 12 league goals, including seven this season. In total, he has eight in all competitions.

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Meanwhile, he has also provided eight assists.

Kicker reports that he is already attracting interest, with Leeds admirers of the youngster. And Hertha have seemingly looked to make sure that they can demand the maximum fee for the starlet.

According to Kicker, his contract has been extended by a further year until 2025.

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Hertha will surely be only too happy to keep Cunha. No player in their squad has scored more in the Bundesliga this season.

Having said that, he looks to be the kind of player that Marcelo Bielsa may relish the chance to work with.

He is someone who can play almost anywhere across the forward line. In fact, the large majority of his goals this season have come when he has been deployed as an attacking midfielder.

Interestingly, he left RB Leipzig just a few days after Jean-Kevin Augustin completed his loan move to the Whites from the same club.

So if Cunha does end up at Leeds, supporters will be hoping that he proves to be a much more successful addition than his former teammate.

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