As the summer window approaches and the season comes to an end, the rumours begin to fly and here at LeedsUnited.News, we will continue to keep you up to date on the latest transfer news from around the world – regarding the Whites. Just this week, Leeds have been linked with three players from Russian, Belgian and Turkish clubs that – if all signed – could cost more than £60million.
Noa Lang – Club Brugge
The 21-year-old winger is set to complete a permanent move to Club Brugge this summer from Ajax for a fee in the region of £5million. But after shining for the Belgian outfit during 2020-21 and helping them see off the challenge of the likes of Anderlecht and Standard Liege to win the Jupiler League, bigger European clubs – such as Leeds – have become interested.
The Guardian claim that it has handed Brugge the chance to instantly quadruple their money. Leeds are interested but the Whites would have to spend £20million to get their man – a player that has had a hand in a whopping 26 goals in just 34 games despite his tender age. Scoring 16 and creating 10, the highly-rated wide man could be a sensational addition.
Khvich Kvaratskhelia – Rubin Kazan
An eight-time Georgia international, the 20-year-old is impressing in the Russian Premier League having made a proper breakthrough into the senior side this season. Clocking up 23 Russian Premier League appearances for Kazan, the attacker has had a hand in 12 goals throughout the season – scoring four and creating eight.
Little surprise then, that 10 European heavyweights are supposedly interested. Soccer.Ru have claimed that Leeds have held talks to sign the attacker, but face competition from Dortmund, Monaco, Ajax, Juventus, both Milan clubs, Bayern Munich, Napoli and Atalanta. Kazan’s sporting director Oleg Yarovinsky has told Sputnik-Georgia as saying: “Our price for Khvichu is 30 million euros,” or £26million.
Ozan Tufan – Fenerbahce
Fotomac have claimed that Leeds are looking to complete a deal to sign Ozan Tufan from Fenerbahce before the start of the European Championships – with the 26-year-old likely to be involved with Turkey having already clocked up a huge 58 caps for his country. He has once again impressed in his native country, having a hand in 14 goals from the middle of the park.
Another report, from Fanatik, state that Tufan has a £17.5million release clause in his contract. It means if Leeds were to sign all three – which of course is largely unlikely – then they may end up spending £63.5million.