Jesse Marsch to do everything he can to sign Julian Quinones for Leeds United
Jesse Marsch is doing everything he can to make Leeds United sign Atlas forward Julian Quinones this summer, according to FOX Sports.
The American outlet has followed on from reports from Foot Mercato that state the Whites are set to challenge Strasbourg for the Colombian attacker.
Leeds are desperate to bring in a new striker at Elland Road after their nightmares with Patrick Bamford last season led to too much pressure on the shoulders of Joe Gelhardt.
Quinones is not expected to cost much either.
Sebastien Denis has already exclusively told MOT Leeds News this week that the 25-year-old would only cost £4.2million if a deal was to go through.
Now, this move has been shared as the top priority at Elland Road as Marsch is looking to add options to his squad ahead of the Premier League season.
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Where it becomes even wilder is that Quinones only completed his permanent switch to Atlas at the start of July after spending last season on loan in Mexico.
The more information that passes with each day, the more likely it looks that Quinones is the man.
With the bargain price of below £5million potentially on the table, it opens many doors for Andrea Radrizzani, who can then move on to other deals.
Could he then spend more money on a new left-back? Or would a smart deal in that position open the door for big money to be spent on another striker?
Quinones can play out wide as well as centrally, so his versatility could see him become a second replacement for Raphinha on top of his fellow countryman Luis Sinisterra.
Leeds need depth and they have done for years, so anyone turning their nose up at this potential deal would be silly to not at least give him a chance to prove himself.
Gerardo Melin has reported that Quinones is on his way to Leeds this summer, so it’s time to get ready.
This is one to keep an eye on.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle