Italian newspaper La Nazione have claimed that Leeds United’s proposal to sign Fiorentina midfielder Erick Pulgar is the ‘most concrete’ on the table at the moment, as the Chilean continues to be linked with Elland Road.
Pulgar, 26, has starred for La Viola since joining the club from Bologna in the summer of 2019. Clocking up 53 appearances in all competitions for Fiorentina, Pulgar has had a hand in 15 goals from midfield.
The same outlet claimed towards the end of December that Fiorentina had received enquiries from Leeds for Pulgar and striker Christian Kouame – on the say so of Marcelo Bielsa, with the Argentine keen to sign both.
Now, a proposal is on the table. The report says the offer from Leeds is the ‘most concrete’ among others. It remains to be seen how much he will cost, but Fiorentina paid £9million (Di Marzio) and he increased his value since.
TBR’s view – What fee is a good one for Pulgar?
Clearly, Pulgar’s impressive form for Fiorentina means the Italians will want more than the £9million figure they paid for him 18 months ago. A fiery yet talented midfielder, Pulgar has all the traits necessary for Bielsa’s side.
If Leeds can get Pulgar – who is already a regular for Chile having clocked up 24 caps for his country – for less than £20million, then they are pulling off a good deal. Anything more than that figure, and they should look elsewhere.