Leeds United want to bring a winger in before the transfer window closes and while they’ve been linked with moves for Dan James and Ryan Kent, a Mirror report suggests a less familiar name is the favourite to make the switch.
In its live transfer blog on Saturday night (22.47), the Mirror said that an agreement with FC Utrecht was close and that Leeds were hoping to announce Gyrano Kerk next week in a £10m deal.
Kerk is a blisteringly fast winger who can double as a striker and he’s notched one goal and one assist every four full games through his career. [WyScout].
He’s an exciting, progressive player who attempts close to 10 dribbles per 90 minutes, along with close to four touches in the penalty area.
Compare that to Jack Harrison (6.4 dribbles)and Helder Costa (6.77 dribbles) and you’ve got a player who could cause Premier League defences real problems if he can make the step up.
Some Leeds fans are excited, with one saying that Bielsa would be able to turn Kerk into an even bigger beast than he is in the Eredivisie.
Others are impressed with the stats with one joking that if he does sign he’d like him to be captain… Captain Kerk… That works for us.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to the potential signing of a player who’s been dubbed the Usain Bolt of Dutch football…
Wow, we're doing some cracking business, presumably the alternative to Kent, cheaper and arguably better
— Jacob Wadsworth🏆 (@JacobWadsworth6) September 26, 2020
With this signing, we can forget about Ryan Kent and Dan James. It looks like we've got someone better than any of them at only €10m. And maybe De Paul can also be left where is.
— LUFC Shah Alam (@AlamLufc) September 26, 2020
Wow that is some record. And he knows where the back of the net is
— Kevin Hall (@KevinHa72309709) September 26, 2020
Dont know much about Gyrano Kerk, numbers can be deceiving as there are lots of goals in Eredvise. But he looks strong and quick. And Bielsa will make him even more of a beast physically so could be a good signing. Losing hope of signing de paul now though #lufc
— LamNam (@_LamNam_) September 26, 2020
Kerk highlights, granted on YouTube, reminds me of Hadi Sacko…#lufc
— James L (@LMJames14) September 26, 2020
Gyrano Kerk looks a very good player, very fast and can cause any defence problems, would bring competition to both Costa & Harrison #LUFC
— Connor Mahoney! LUFC PREM 🏆 (@ConnorMOT92) September 26, 2020
If we do sign Gyrano Kerk can we make him captain please? #lufc
— Tommo 🏆 (@LUFC1992_v2) September 26, 2020
— I'd Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) September 26, 2020
This Kerk guy looks the business #lufc
— Tom ‘De Paul’ Sparke 🏆 (@sparkeface) September 26, 2020
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