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Report: Leeds close to agreement for FC Utrecht attacker Gyrano Kerk

Leeds United are reportedly in pole position to win the race to sign attacker Gyrano Kerk from Dutch top-flight club FC Utrecht.

According to De Telegraaf, the Whites are close to an agreement with the Eredivisie outfit for their 24-year-old.

It is claimed that Leeds have moved ahead of Italian duo Cagliari and Hellas Verona in a bid to sign the Dutchman.

The report explains that Utrecht are hoping to receive £9.1million from the sale of Kerk and the player is open to a move abroad.

Kerk, 24, is a winger renowned for his rapid speed and he enjoyed an excellent individual campaign last year that has clearly made clubs take not of him.

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He played 30 games across all competitions for Utrecht, scoring 11 goals and supplying 12 assists.

The versatile star is commonly used as a right winger where he can impact games with his pace and trickery, but he can play straight down the centre too and his ability to play several positions is something that surely makes him a good fit for Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.

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TBR’s View:

Leeds have already made some eye-catching transfer this summer, but it seems like their business is not done and they could be close to bringing in another talent to Elland Road.

Kerk has been a consistent performer in the Dutch league in recent years and could now be about to test himself at a higher level.

His near-£9million valuation looks like a punt worth taking, as he could provide excellent competition in wide areas for the likes of Jack Harrison and Helder Costa this season.

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