Goal Spain report that Atletico Madrid want a fee north of £26million for Matheus Cunha – after spending around £23million to sign him from Hertha Berlin with Leeds opening talks for Cunha. One of four Premier League clubs keen.

Cunha, 23, is available for transfer in January. Just nine goals in 54 games has seen Diego Simeone make him available for transfer. That is despite 43 of those 54 games being from the bench. Leeds are interested, reigniting prior interest.

Arsenal, Villa and Wolves are keen, too. A striker is likely to be on the agenda for a number of clubs and Leeds will be keen to bring a goalscorer to Elland Road. Not least, because of the injuries sustained this season by Patrick Bamford.

The latest report states that Atletico Madrid are looking for a figure north of £26million. Our club-record transfer is Rodrigo, at £27million. The report also claims Cunha’s wages will cost in the region of £84,000 a week, if he is to move.

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Atletico want north of £26million for Cunha with Leeds interested

Is Cunha worth the noted £26million? Perhaps. You would have said definitely, as he starred for Hertha Berlin during the 2020-21 campaign. Is he now? Maybe not as much as that figure. Leeds will strive to bring the price down.

His wages are big, too. Rodrigo is the club’s top earner and Cunha’s wages would put him up there. While they are achievable, Leeds will surely look to bring those fees down. Talks are underway and Victor Orta will be working hard.

Ultimately, a compromise should be met. Leeds want him, Atletico want to sell and Cunha will be keen to go. The issue Leeds have is that Arsenal and Villa, and even possible Wolves have the cash reserves to oust us financially next month.

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