A report from Italian outlet AS Roma Live claim that Leeds United, West Ham, Aston Villa and Brighton are all in the mix to sign Lens defender Facundo Medina – with the Argentina international rated in the region of £26.5m and £31m.

Medina, 23, has made his name in France since joining Lens from Argentine side Talleres. In his two and a half years in France, he has clocked up 86 appearances for Lens, playing on the left side of a back three. He has scored six goals.

Indeed, the defender has been a part of a Lens side that have finished seventh in the past two seasons. This season, he has been a crucial in pushing Lens to a lofty third place in the top tier of French football. Medina has been excellent.

That form saw Roma show interest in January, while a Premier League club saw an offer rejected – as per AS Roma Live. Ahead of the summer, the report states Roma remain keen. But Leeds, West Ham, Villa and Brighton are also keen.

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The report states that interest from England has seen Lens bump up his asking price. Given he is young, a player with senior Argentina caps and given he is a left-footed centre-back – he is rated at a huge fee between £26.5m and £31m.

Leeds, Villa, Brighton and West Ham in mix to sign Lens defender Medina

Medina is clearly a player with huge talent. Lens are starting to show the world that they are not just a mid-table team, looking to secure mid-table obscurity in Ligue 1. But a side that have real power behind them to push for Europe.

Excellent work in the transfer window has seriously helped Lens. Such as, the signing of Medina. A player that has only played 37 times at senior level before moving to France. Bought for just £3m, Lens are about to secure a massive profit.

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