Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United have reportedly expressed an interest in Brondby defender Hjortur Hermannsson, according to Dutch outlet Soccer News.
The 25-year-old centre-back began his career at Fylkir in his native Iceland before moving to the academy of Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven in 2012.
While Hermannsson got plenty of appearances under his belt for PSV’s age-group teams, he didn’t break into the first team, and after a loan spell at Goteborg came to an end, he joined Brondby in 2016.
The Iceland international has impressed with the Blavitt, making 131 competitive appearances, registering three goals and an assist, and winning the 2017-18 Danish Cup.
Now, Soccer News – via Leeds Live, 14:29 – claims that Leeds have earmarked Hermannsson for a potential move ahead of their Premier League return, putting aside 2.5m Euros (around £2.3million) for his services.
With Leeds back in the Premier League after 16 years out, the hard work continues as Whites boss Bielsa looks to bolster his ranks so as to hit the ground running when top-flight football returns to Elland Road.
Hermannsson is not a bad shout, given his age, his 6ft 3in stature, his impressive stats for Brondby, the potential which once saw him earn a move to one of the Netherlands’ leading clubs, and of course 14 caps for Iceland and a place in Lars Lagerback’s Euro 2016 squad for their heroic run to the quarter-finals.