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Report: Leeds could sign 'extraordinary' forward likened to Firmino for £26m in January
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Report: Leeds could sign 'extraordinary' forward likened to Firmino for £26m in January

Leeds United have previously been linked with Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha.

The Whites were reportedly eyeing the 23-year-old in the summer of 2021.

Cunha ended up joining the La Liga side, but now they’re apparently looking to offload him.

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Mundo Deportivo – via Sport Witness – name-checked the Whites and Manchester United in their latest report on the player’s future.

They were ‘singled out by the British press as the first candidates to bid for Cunha’.

Now, MD speculates that the forward is the ‘most likely to leave’ the Wanda Metropolitano in January.

The Atletico board apparently wants to sell Cunha to fill the ‘increasing economic hole’ that has developed in wake of their failure to reach the Champions League knockout stages.

There are ‘several players’ for whom offers will be listened to. And at the front of that queue is Cunha, who is first ‘on the exit ramp’.

He has struggled this season, failing to score and missing out on Brazil’s World Cup squad as a result.

Atletico are reportedly willing to sell him for €30m-35m in January (£26m-30m). And the Premier League is said to be his most likely destination.

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Leeds could certainly do with bolstering their attacking ranks in January.

And Cunha wouldn’t be a bad shout for Jesse Marsch’s side.

He may not have set La Liga on fire yet, but he is a brilliant young player.

The 6ft ace is hugely versatile and can play anywhere in attack. He has been compared to Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus on Twitter.

Labelled as an ‘extraordinary‘ player by former Inter Milan ace Paolo Tramezzani, Cunha could do with a change of scenery.

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