Report: Leeds considered signing Axel Tuanzebe from Manchester United
Leeds United briefly thought about signing Axel Tuanzebe from Manchester United on transfer deadline day.
That’s according to The Athletic, who revealed that there was an opportunity for the Whites to bring the ‘unbelievable‘ 25-year-old to Elland Road after they allowed one of their own players to leave the club on loan.
Leeds considered signing Axel Tuanzebe from Manchester United
Leeds were fairly active in the January transfer window.
Jesse Marchs’s side are currently 15th in the Premier League table, just a point above the relegation zone. The Whites knew they needed help in the window and they ended up signing three new players.
Georginio Rutter was brought in for a club-record fee, while Max Wober also signed for the club. Weston McKennie joined the Whites on loan from Juventus as well, and that should be viewed as a fairly successful window.
However, after Leeds allowed Diego Llorente to leave the club and join Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma on loan, they were left without many options at right centre-back.
To tackle that, the report claims they were offered a chance to sign Manchester United’s Tuanzebe, who hasn’t played a game for the Red Devils all season.
It has been reported that Leeds briefly considered bringing the 25-year-old defender in, but after some thought, they decided against it, and Tuanzebe was then loaned out to Stoke City late in the window.
Tuanzebe is a decent defender and he could’ve offered a lot of options to Marsch. However, we’re sure Leeds fans will not be too fussed that he wasn’t brought in on transfer deadline day.
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