Leeds United are after a left-back this summer. French defender Romain Perraud has been on fire this season – having a hand in eight goals during his 25 Ligue 1 appearances for Brest, but if they are unable to land the exciting left-back, they should look closer to home. Reports are claiming that Manchester City are ready to offload a left-back of their own.
Gjanni Alioski is out of contract this summer – when he will be competing for North Macedonia. He will still be under contract at Leeds when the European Championships start this summer but by the time the tournament comes to an end, Alioski will have seen his Leeds deal expire. In the mean time, there seems to be no offer, despite Alioski confirming talks.
Stuart Dallas is so versatile that the Northern Ireland international has been used elsewhere on the pitch by Bielsa. Out wide, as a right-back, in holding midfield, or even as an attacking midfielder – Dallas has rarely played in his more natural position of left-back due to covering other players. So, Leeds need a left-back – and Perraud is top of the shortlist.
But he should not be the only option this summer. Indeed, looking closer to home – Manchester City could be open to offloading the perfect option. TuttoMercatoWeb claim City are looking to sign Atalanta’s Robin Gosens and if they get the Germany international, then they will ‘listen to offers’ for Ukrainian flyer Oleksandr Zinchenko – a player who has started 10 of their last 12 league games. He is contract until the summer of 2024.
It remains to be seen how much Zinchenko would cost, but given that Gosens is worth £26million – the chances are he would cost interested parties less. Wolves have been linked in the past, but with the summer approaching – Leeds should really consider the £20,000-a-week (Spotrac) man if they find cannot sign Perraud.