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Paul Robinson has said it would be a huge “coup” if Leeds managed to pull off the signing of striker Edinson Cavani.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani said he was considering a move for the former PSG man who is now available on a free.
A recent report in the Daily Mail said that Leeds now face competition from Bayern Munich and Benfica for his signature.
It’s an unlikely deal but Robinson said even the fact it was being talked about shows the size of Leeds in the Premier League and with Marcelo Bielsa at the helm.
Cavani to Leeds was also talked up by super-agent Kia Joorabchian, who said Radrizzani had contacts close to the player who could pull off a deal like this.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “It’s a tough one. What a player Cavani is and what a coup that would be.
“Leeds United is a massive club in itself, Leeds United in the Premier League is an even bigger club. Leeds United in the Premier League with Marcelo Bielsa at the helm is an even bigger club.
“So, you don’t know. They’re a completely different proposition with Bielsa in charge, just like Everton are a completely different proposition with Ancelotti at the helm.
“Bielsa certainly helps Leeds in the transfer market and attracting players like this is a completely different proposition this season.”
Radrizzani’s to blame for all the Cavani talk although we’re certainly not averse to being linked with players like this.
We don’t think it’s going to happen – Leeds are looking to consolidate in the Premier League and spending huge amounts of money on one player would seem to fly in the face of this.
Having a superstar on massive wages just doesn’t seem to be the Leeds way at the moment.
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