Leeds reportedly told to pay bargain fee for Nahitan Nandez

Leeds have been told to pay €26 million (£22m) if they want to sign Cagliari ace Nahitan Nandez this summer, according to Calciomercato.

Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa has been chasing Nandez for quite some time now (La Nuova Sardegna).

The tenacious Uruguayan midfielder would be a superb addition for Leeds. He seems to be ideally suited to the intense nature of Premier League football.

And Bielsa can reportedly bring him to Elland Road for a reduced fee.

Leeds target Nandez in action for Cagliari last season

Leeds told to pay £22m for Nandez

Calciomercato reckon that the 25-year-old could be Elland Road bound this summer.

However, the Whites’ owners will have to part with £22m to make a deal for the Cagliari ace happen.

That would represent a bargain fee for Leeds, considering what the South American has to offer.

Soccer Souls describe the tenacious midfielder as ‘outstanding’.

Nandez in action for Cagliari last season – Copyright: xAlessandroxGarofalo/LaPressex

The 25-year-old averaged 1.8 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 1.3 dribbles and 1.5 clearances in 32 Serie A appearances last season.

He made 30.9 passes per game on average during those outings and recorded a completion rate of 77.7%.

He is a tenacious tackler, has energy in abundance and would be the perfect partner for Kalvin Phillips in the middle of the park.

£22m for Nandez would be an absolute steal for Leeds.

And with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United also sniffing around the Uruguayan, the Whites must act fast if they want to get their man.

Stats obtained via WhoScored.

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