Leeds must act fast if they want to sign Matheus Cunha with Atletico Madrid submitting a £21 million bid for the Brazilian, according to a report from German publication BILD.
Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa still has a good chance to sign the 22-year-old, with Hertha Berlin holding out for closer to £26 million for his services.
Cunha would be an absolutely outstanding addition for Leeds.
If the west Yorkshire outfit have to pay £26m for his signature, it will be well worth their while.
Leeds must act fast as Atleti make Cunha bid
BILD claims that La Liga giants Atletico have already submitted a £21m bid for the Brazilian ace – £5 million below Hertha’s asking price.
Leeds must act now and pay Hertha what they want for the young forward. He would make such a big difference to Bielsa’s side.
Cunha racked up eight goals and eight assists in 28 games for Hertha last season.
He can play anywhere along the front line and is similar to Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino.
The Brazilian would provide extremely stiff competition for Patrick Bamford, but his ability to play wide and in the number 10 role would offer Leeds more variation to their attacking options.
£26m would actually represent excellent value for Leeds, and there is no reason for the Whites to wait around now.
Atleti have made the first move. Now it’s the west Yorkshire outfit’s turn to respond.
Stats obtained via Transfermarkt.
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