Leeds United have made contact with the representatives of Matheus Cunha as they look to win the race to sign the Atletico Madrid forward, according to a report from 90min.

Cunha appears to have been linked with most of the Premier League ahead of the January transfer window. So it is little surprise to see the Whites in the mix for his signature.

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The Athletic noted earlier this week that Leeds wanted the Brazilian before his £26.2 million move to Atleti.

90min reports that Atletico Madrid are desperate to move his wages off the books next month. And thus, they will even consider an initial loan move for the 23-year-old.

Leeds make contact over Cunha
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Several top-flight teams want to bring Cunha to England. And 90min suggests that Leeds have now spoken to his representatives about a possible move.

Wolves remain hopeful of winning the race for Cunha. But clearly, they are going to have to see off a lot of competition for his signature.

It is positive that Leeds remain in the running for Cunha. He has not been prolific for Atletico. But clearly, he is an extremely exciting talent.

And the Whites absolutely need to sign a new forward when the January transfer window opens. Unfortunately, Patrick Bamford continues to struggle with injury. It has been more than a year since he last scored for Jesse Marsch’s men.

Rodrigo has been outstanding in front of goal this season. But his first two years at Elland Road will leave some with less confidence that he will continue this form for the rest of the campaign.

And Joe Gelhardt may be better off leaving on loan after struggling for minutes. So it is imperative that Leeds do not let the window pass without someone else coming in.

With Cunha potentially available on a loan, it seems a no-brainer for Victor Orta to get him in. However, there is so much interest in him.

One thing that is for certain is that if it isn’t Cunha who comes in, Leeds must move onto the next name swiftly.

Waiting until deadline day will not go down at all well.

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