The Evening Standard claim Leeds are one of a number of clubs keeping tabs on Greek star Giannis Konstantelias with the January window in full swing – along with Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Wolves and Crystal Palace.
The 19-year-old Greece Under-21 international has already clocked up 20 senior appearances for PAOK Salonika. In that time, he has laid on four assists. He has also been on loan at Belgian side KAS Eupen. Scouts are watching.
Indeed, the report says that Leeds, Arsenal, City, Chelsea, Wolves and Palace have all been monitoring the talent PSV and Valencia are also keen – while Barcelona took him on trial at 15. They could not agree a £900k deal.
Now, the Standard report that clubs will have to pay £9million to get a deal over the line. PAOK would also want Konstantelias to remain on loan at PAOK for the rest of the season if a move is secured. Leeds are interested in him.
Leeds one of a number of clubs keeping tabs on £9m-rated Konstantelias
While Konstantelias’ stats are hardly impressive, the clubs interested are. Indeed, Willy Gnonto is the same age. But has played more than 70 times for Zurich and has eight caps for Italy. But there are high hopes for the Greek star.
His form in the Super League this season has not gone unnoticed. While he is yet to score, he is starting to show the potential PAOK fans were hoping to see. His contract at PAOK is set to last until the summer of 2026.
Do Leeds need him? The Whites have Brenden Aaronson and Sam Greenwood as options in the 10 role. But the latter is being used in a deeper role by Jesse Marsch at times. It might be a smart signing, should Leeds press on.