La Nazione have claimed that Leeds United have tabled a £10million offer to bring Fiorentina midfielder Erick Pulgar to Elland Road before October 5’s deadline, but the Serie A side have rejected a move.
Pulgar, 26, was in stunning form for Fiorentina last season. Scoring seven goals from the middle of the park, the 24-time Chile international also laid on eight assists for his side. It was only his first season since joining the club from Bologna.
The report states that Fiorentina deem Pulgar a crucial player and are unwilling to consider a sale for the South American ace. He is represented by the same agent as Inter Milan star Alexis Sanchez, and Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal as per TransferMarkt.
Previously linked with West Ham, Leeds have tabled an eight-figure offer of £10million for Pulgar – only for Fiorentina to reject that, and state they want more for his services. How much more is not specified.
TBR’s view – Pulgar a long-term replacement for Hernandez?
Given his goals and assists from the middle of the park in the top tier of Italian football, he could be eyed as just that. Pablo Hernandez played in a central role against Liverpool alongside Mateusz Klich.
While Leeds fans will be hopeful that Hernandez has one or two years left in his career, they also need to think about a replacement and Pulgar boasts the kind of flair that Hernandez churns in week in, week out.
If Leeds can nab Pulgar for less than £15million, it is excellent business. Anything above that and he begins to become somewhat expensive.