Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano has posted an intriguing update as Leeds United home in on a move for Michael Cuisance.
He claims the Bayern Munich midfielder has agreed personal terms with Leeds because he wants to play and he’s not getting regular game time with the German giants.
Romano said that Cuisance had told Bayern Munich that “he wants to play”.
He also said that the two clubs are still negotiating over a fee, with Leeds in “advanced” talks over a deal around the £18m mark.
Cuisance is reportedly on £77k-a-week at Bayern Munich and his current deal runs until 2024.
Michaël Cuisance told to Bayern Münich board he wants to play. That’s why he agreed personal terms with Leeds. Bayern and #LUFC are still negotiating about the fee. ⚪️ #transfers https://t.co/ifUQVVqCb7
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 28, 2020
What’s really intriguing about this is that Leeds must have told Cuisance that he would play at Leeds for him to agree terms.
Cuisance can play in the number 10 role that Pablo Hernandez has made his own at Leeds.
Hernandez has been struggling with injury but you would have to think that he would be a starter when fit.
Cuisance could also play in the midfield spot held by Mateusz Klich, as well as providing cover for Kalvin Phillips.
Klich is a Bielsa mainstay and Phillips is untouchable.
We can’t see Leeds giving a guarantee to Cuisance over and above any of these players, but he might have been told that he would be in a group of players that will rotate.
And Leeds might know that Hernandez is going to have limited game time because of fitness issues this season.
If Cuisance has agreed personal terms, it seems that whatever Leeds have told him, he’s satisfied with, and that suggests a lot more first-team game time than the 12 appearances he made in the Bundesliga last season.
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