Report: Leeds and Arsenal want title-winning defender when deal expires; four goals already this season
Leeds United and Arsenal are two of the clubs monitoring Noussair Mazraoui with his Ajax contract set to expire next summer, according to a report from ESPN.
The 24-year-old has been outstanding in the early stages of the campaign. In fact, only Sebastien Haller and Dusan Tadic have scored more goals in the Eredivisie for Ajax this season than the right-back.
He has also managed three assists in all competitions. But Erik ten Hag’s men seemingly face a fight to keep him in Amsterdam.
As reported by ESPN, his contract with Ajax runs until the end of the campaign. And with that, clubs are already starting to take note of his progression.
It is claimed that both Leeds and Arsenal want Mazraoui.
Of course, the pair would be able to discuss a pre-contract deal in January ahead of the summer.
Mazraoui could be a huge signing for Leeds
Leeds do possess a lot of options at right-back. Luke Ayling has been a stalwart for a number of years.
When he has been absent, Jamie Shackleton or Stuart Dallas have tended to fill in. Meanwhile, Cody Drameh recently made his first-team debut for the Whites. And he looks to have an incredibly bright future ahead.
But a move for Mazraoui would be an outstanding piece of business from Leeds.
Both Ayling and Dallas have turned 30 in the last 12 months. Meanwhile, Shackleton will potentially want to set his sights on a chance in midfield in the future.
So landing someone with Mazraoui’s potential would be a masterstroke from the Whites, particularly if he arrived on a free transfer.