AC Milan have first refusal on signing Milos Kerkez, but Sky Sports reports that the Leeds United target is not keen to return to San Siro – in what could be a big boost for the Whites.
Kerkez has become the latest player to be linked with a potential move to Elland Road. The Whites are looking to sign another left-back despite landing Max Wober, who can play in that particular role.
Leeds are not alone in the battle to sign the Hungary international. Sky Sports reports that Leicester and Bournemouth also want the AZ Alkmaar defender, who is valued at around £17.75 million.
Leeds target Kerkez not keen on AC Milan return
It turns out that his former club have the power to throw a spanner in the works. According to Sky Sports, Milan have a clause which gives them first refusal on signing the 19-year-old.
However, there will be no repeat of the Charles De Ketelaere situation, it seems. The report adds that Kerkez is not keen to return to the Rossoneri.
Leeds look to be keen to sign a young left-back. And Kerkez looks to have a very bright future ahead. He has scored three goals and contributed seven assists in just 31 games for AZ.
There was some confusion when Leeds signed Wober. Like Pascal Struijk, he is a centre-back who can play on the left. So he did not appear to be the ideal answer to our issues in that area of the field.
So signing Kerkez would make sense as he is an out-and-out full-back. But there would then be a question mark over why exactly Leeds used some of their January budget on Wober – at least until he is seen in action.
Kerkez would be an extremely exciting signing. He has even been compared with Gareth Bale. And it is good news for Leeds that he is not looking to return to San Siro anytime soon.