Big blow for Leeds as Everton make late attempt to sign Matheus Cunha

Everton are the latest club to enter the race to sign Hertha Berlin star Matheus Cunha amidst strong links with Leeds United, according to Sky Germany journalist Max Bielefeld.

Toffees boss Rafa Benitez has a lot of work to do at Goodison Park before the transfer window closes next week.

Everton have made a decent start to their 2021/22 Premier League campaign, taking four points from their opening two games.

Leeds and Everton are both said to be seeing on signing Cunha this summer

However, Benitez still needs to vastly improve his squad if they are to challenge for the top six this season.

Leeds target Matheus Cunha on Everton radar

Bielefeld, a journalist for Sky Germany, claims the Toffees have entered the race to sign the 22-year-old at the 11th hour:

Leeds already had their work cut out to sign the Brazilian, with Atletico Madrid reportedly poised to bring him to the Spanish capital.

And with Everton now also in the race, the Whites’ hopes of landing Cunha have just been dealt a further blow.

Hertha Berlin ace Cunha in action

The Brazilian is a truly sensational talent.

He is very similar to Roberto Firmino in his playing style and racked up eight goals and eight assists in 28 games for Hertha last season.

Everton and Leeds are in a mini-league, if you will. Both teams are pushing for the top six this season.

And whether Cunha ends up at Elland Road under Marcelo Bielsa or Goodison Park under Rafa will have a huge bearing on which side finishes higher in the table this season.

Stats obtained via Transfermarkt.

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