Leeds United are one of the sides named in a report from Foot Mercato as being interested in young Monaco goalkeeper Lisandru Olmeta amid doubts over his future in the Principality.
Olmeta is yet to make his debut for the first-team. However, he appears to be making a big impression on a number of clubs across Europe.
Foot Mercato reports that Rennes and Manchester City are ready to make their move to sign the 17-year-old. Meanwhile, Chelsea, West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds are also aware of the teenager.
Leeds interested in Lisandru Olmeta
As things stand, Olmeta is out of contract with Monaco at the end of the season. However, the Ligue 1 side have offered him a first professional contract.
But there are no guarantees that Olmeta will commit his future to the Monegasques. He wishes to know what pathway is there for him at Stade Louis II before making a decision.
Of course, the last young goalkeeper Leeds signed from France turned out to be pretty good. One of Victor Orta’s best pieces of business at Elland Road has to be the deal which saw Illan Meslier come in from Lorient.
Meslier is only 22. But if Leeds do not improve in the coming years, there will surely come a time when he does look to move on to that next level.
They do have the likes of Kristoffer Klaesson and Dani van den Heuvel coming through. However, it does appear that they both have to improve considerably to show that they could one day succeed Meslier.
It seems that Leeds may not be at the front of the queue for Olmeta anyway right now. But with Meslier in place, you would imagine that the Whites would potentially struggle to convince him to join given that he may leave Monaco if he is not satisfied with the plans for him.