By Mark Smith

29th Jul, 2022 | 7:10am

Leeds United would need to pay £4.2million to sign Atlas striker Julian Quinones, according to Sebastien Denis.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, the Foot Mercato journalist who broke the news first shared that Jesse Marsch was a big fan of the Colombian speedster.

The American is looking for a new striker alongside Victor Orta this summer, with Quinones described as the best player in Mexico last season after inspiring Atlas to become champions yet again.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Denis shared if the interest of Marsch had transformed into anything more concrete over the past week.

“It’s just an interest for the moment,” he said. “But, Marsch like his profile.

“[He is worth] €5million [£4.2million] – he is a striker, best player of the last Mexican championship.”

Priority.

Quinones appears to be another cheap fix to a potential big issue within this Leeds squad.

Victor Orta may be looking for bargains, with each player that is said to be liked by Marsch available for such a small price, with Mergim Berisha another example.

With the Wolves game only eight days away as the Premier League gets underway, the Whites need to act quickly as they get nowhere near close to a new number nine.

As things stand, Patrick Bamford will lead the line in that game, barring any injuries against Cagliari, with Joe Gelhardt either alongside him or ready to go off the bench.

Will Quinones be there too? Only time will tell after he lit up Mexico yet again in his latest season.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle