Report: Leeds, Newcastle, Palace and Wolves all in talks to sign Sweden international midfielder
Swedish newspaper Expressen claims that Leeds United are one of four Premier League clubs in talks to sign FC Midtjylland midfielder Jens Cajuste. Wolves, Crystal Palace and Newcastle are also in discussions over a move for the young star. It is said that Cajuste could cost as much as £12million.
The 21-year-old was a part of Sweden’s Euro 2020 squad that reached the last 16 before losing to Ukraine in extra time. While he only played six minutes of their opener, a 0-0 draw against Spain,there are plenty of high hopes surrounding Cajuste. At just 21, he is certainly impressing.
He already has 69 appearances for Midtjylland to his name despite his age. That has caught the attention of Leeds, Palace, Wolves and Newcastle who are in talks with Cajuste and his agent. Midtjylland have rejected a £8.5million offer from Rennes, and want as much as £12million.
Which club needs Cajuste more – Leeds, Palace, Wolves or Newcastle?
The report says that a ‘sale might be imminent’ after Cajuste was missing from Midtjylland’s Champions League qualifier against Celtic on Tuesday night. So, which club suits him? Well, Leeds need a defensive midfielder as cover for Kalvin Phillips. Cajuste would be ideal for that role.
His ability to play as a six means he is not just stuck as a player filling in for Phillips. At Wolves, he would certainly be on the bench with Joao Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker and Ruben Neves ahead – but if the latter leaves, Cajuste is a good addition. Palace needs players all over the park.
The chances of Newcastle spending as much as £12million looks unlikely. So, while all four could do with him, the most-realistic option seems to be either Leeds or Palace.
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