Leeds United are willing to pay £35 million to sign Barcelona winger Abde Ezzalzouli this summer.

That is according to Spanish outlet SPORT, who claim Abde is one of several players Barcelona will look to sell to raise funds when the window opens, with Leeds ready to spend big to bring him to Elland Road.

Abde is currently on a season-long-loan at fellow La Liga side Osasuna, where he has scored six goals in 31 appearances across all competitions, helping them to the final of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid.

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The 21-year-old has played 12 times already for Barcelona’s first team, but was allowed to leave on a temporary basis last summer following the addition of Raphinha from Leeds.

Leeds ‘would pay’ £35m for Barcelona’s Abde

Of course, when these type of finances are mentioned on a potential transfer it will entirely depend on whether Leeds remain in the Premier League this season.

That said, if Leeds are to add another left-winger to their squad, it would surely see at least one depart this summer, with Luis Sinisterra, Wilfried Gnonto, Crysencio Summerville and Jack Harrison all more effective on that flank.

While Abde is clearly a highly rated prospect, it also sounds like another extortionate overpayment from a Leeds point of view.

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For £35m, you would be expecting to bring in a winger who is capable of putting up consistent goals and assists, as opposed to paying for potential.

It is clear that Barcelona are desperate to raid capital for their own transfer window aspirations, meaning Leeds would have the bargaining power in this situation.

They also have not had much luck buying from Barcelona in recent windows, and therefore have to be wary who they are buying is the real deal.

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