Swedish outlet Aftonbladet have claimed that Leeds United are rivalling West Ham United for Malmo’s highly-rated teenager Amel Mujanic.
Mujanic, 17, is a holding midfielder that has already broken into Sweden’s Under-18 side. Though he is yet to play for Malmo’s senior side, he is shining with the club’s youth teams.
Born in April 2001, Mujanic is regarded as one of the brightest prospects to come through Swedish football in recent years. His agent is none other than former Bolton Wanderers powerhouse Ivan Klasnic.
Klasnic gave an update on the future of the midfielder, stating: “If he does not get a chance in Malmö’s senior side, we have to find another solution. There is interest from other countries than England too.”
Leeds are known to bring in young players with plenty of potential from overseas. Mateusz Bogusz is starring in the club’s reserve side since joining in January, while the likes of Hugo Diaz, Kun Temenuzhkov and Pascal Struijk are impressing.
Mujanic seems like another addition such as this. But Leeds would have to beat the lure of West Ham.
As a young player, there aren’t many English clubs you would rather join that Leeds United right now. On the verge of Premier League promotion, Marcelo Bielsa has got the club looking forward again.
This season, Jack Clarke, Jamie Shackleton, Will Huffer, Clarke Odour, Temenuzhkov, Jordan Stevens, Leif Davis, Aapo Halme and more have all turned out for the Whites.
Mujanic will see that and surely believe he can become a part of it if he was to join Leeds. West Ham, meanwhile, would rather sign a free agent like Samir Nasri rather than promote youth.