Report: Leeds United now looking at making January move for 23-year-old, he's 'one of the' best players in his league
Leeds United had a seriously hectic end to the summer transfer window, with last-minute incomings and outgoings.
Leeds fans thought they were going to be welcoming Bamba Dieng to Elland Road on deadline day.
One player Leeds were previously interested in was midfielder Jose Cifuentes.
Leeds interested in Cifuentes
Cifuentes has been widely praised since arriving in the USA from Ecuador.
He’s already been touted as ‘one of the most talented players’ in MLS.
His current general manager John Thorrington believes he could be ‘the most talented midfielder’ in the league.
Capable of playing in a variety of midfield roles, Cifuentes has seven goals in 28 appearances this season.
Two new signings have slotted straight into the Jesse Marsch’s midfield.
However, Cifuentes would offer a more attacking, creative alternative.
Leeds might struggle to convince Cifuentes to join Leeds over Brighton if the Seagulls make a serious bid.
Graham Potter’s side already have a cohort of Ecuadorian players who have lined up alongside Cifuentes.
If Leeds’ interest in Cifuentes is seriously, they’ll need to act quickly and do a good job to convince him that Elland Road is the best Premier League destination for him.
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