Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.
The Bayern Munich midfielder has been linked to Leeds and Marseille, although the Whites look to have beaten off the Ligue 1 side to make the permanent capture.
Marcelo Bielsa will get his man for £18 million and the player arriving at Elland Road is edging closer.
Leeds won their second game of the season yesterday, defeating Sheffield United 1-0 in a closely-contested Yorkshire-derby.
Patrick Bamford’s goal at the death saw the Whites home and continued their fine start to their maiden season back among the country’s elite.
Now the focus will switch to completing their squad ahead of next Monday’s transfer deadline and Cuisance looks like being the next through the door.
The 21-year-old has played 11 games for the Champions League holders but it would seem he’s not in the club’s plans moving forward.
Cuisance played for the last 17 minutes of Bayern’s 8-0 win over Schalke last weekend, but wasn’t in the squad on Sunday as they lost 4-1 to Hoffenheim.
The youngster will bolster Leeds’ midfield ranks and he looks to fit into the Bielsa way of playing quite nicely.
He is a ball-playing midfielder who is comfortable in possession and often forward-thinking with his movements and passing.
TBR View – Cuisance could be another solid addition
Leeds have been meticulous in their transfer dealings this season, choosing to go against the newly-promoted idea of signing a whole new squad.
Instead, Leeds have approached with the mindset of quality over quantity and they could benefit from that.
Rodrigo Moreno, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente have been added so far and Cuisance is another eye-catching addition.
He is young, has shown flashes of brilliance at Bayern and once again he could prove a shrewd addition by the club’s recruitment team.