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Report: Leeds United now looking at making January move for 23-year-old, he's 'one of the' best players in his league
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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.

However, the Daily Mail reports that Jesse Marsch’s side are already looking to January for new recruits.

Leeds fans thought they were going to be welcoming Bamba Dieng to Elland Road on deadline day.

However, the move spectacularly fell apart, and instead young Wilfreid Gnonto joined the club.

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Winger Dan James also left the club on loan, joining Premier League new boys Fulham.

One player Leeds were previously interested in was midfielder Jose Cifuentes.

The ‘all action’ midfielder was linked with Leeds and Brighton last month.

The Daily Mail are now reporting that both clubs are keen to make a move for the 23-year-old again in January.

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.

Tyler Adams and Marc Roca have already formed a very solid partnership for the Whites.

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However, Cifuentes would offer a more attacking, creative alternative.

He could also provide competition for Rodrigo playing in behind Patrick Bamford.

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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