Paul Robinson: Leeds links with Lucas Ocampos 'exciting'
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Paul Robinson has said that the prospect of Leeds signing Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos is “exciting” but that the club would have to move someone on first or risk having an unbalanced squad.
Leeds are starting to get linked to players with a busy summer expected at Elland Road.
Ocampos is one of the more exciting names, with Football Insider reporting that Leeds are monitoring the 26-year-old Argentine winger ahead of the summer window.
He has a £62m release clause but the report claims that he could go for much less in the current financial climate.
He is predominantly a left-winger but can play on either flank.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I’ve seen him play a few times, I think he’s a top player, a really exciting player.
“He’s very direct, runs at teams, there aren’t many players that are as direct as him.
“He will bring something different to Leeds but you don’t want to have a really unbalanced squad – I’ve said this before about Leeds.
“Tottenham had a really unbalanced squad last year.
“You don’t want to be over-laden with attackers and Leeds have plenty of wingers.
“He’d be a great signing but with the amount of talent that Leeds have got someone would surely have to go.
“As it is there’s no real space in the squad for him but if you’re going to replace players with better players then that’s a completely different story.
“If that’s the case I’d definitely say it’s an exciting deal for Leeds to try and get done.”
If there’s one winger we could see being moved on in the summer it’s Helder Costa.
He’s been wildly inconsistent this season and Ocampos would be a major upgrade.
Leeds have also got an option to sign Jack Harrison for around £10m and that’s a deal that’s expected to go through.
It’s why we’d be more expecting midfielders and /or back-up for Patrick Bamford to be incoming.
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