TalkSPORT report Leeds United are one of three Premier League clubs in the race to sign AZ Alkmaar left-back Milos Kerkez for a fee of £15m or more – with Leicester City and Bournemouth also interested in signing the Hungary ace.
Kerkez, 19, joined Alkmaar from AC Milan’s Under-19 side in January and made a tricky start. He only played five times for Alkmaar during the second half of last season. But this term, he has been excellent – clocking up 26 appearances.
In that time, he has had a hand in nine goals – scoring three goals and laying on six assists. His form has attracted interest from the Premier League, as well as his National Team, winning four caps. As January kicks in, clubs are keen.
Indeed, TalkSPORT claim Leeds, Leicester and Bournemouth are all looking at Kerkez. A fee of more than £15m is being touted for the left-back. Whether Leeds are interested after the signing of Max Wober remains to be seen this month.
Leeds one of three Premier League clubs in race to sign Kerkez
Indeed, the addition of Wober means that Leeds have another option on the left side of the defence. That, or he goes straight in as competition for Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk remains at left-back. The need for Kerkez has lessened.
However, if Marsch sees Wober as a long-term replacement for captain Cooper, it could be that Kerkez is brought to the club to compete with Struijk at left-back. Perhaps, it also highlights that Junior Firpo has no future at Elland Road.
There is no doubting that Kerkez has a wonderful career ahead of him. He is already shining in the top tier of Dutch football from defence and at £15m, for a teen talent, he is actually cheap. If Leeds need him, is another question.