By Mark Smith

5th Jul, 2021 | 5:45pm

Leeds could still sign Maxwel Cornet after Junior Firpo - Nixon

Leeds United could still sign another left-back after completing the deal for Junior Firpo, according to Alan Nixon.

The Whites have been strongly linked with Lyon defender Maxwel Cornet, and a June bid was reported this morning.

Nixon admitted the Ivorian could still arrive at Elland Road, and give Marcelo Bielsa two “Ferrari’s” to choose from.

The Sun journalist responded to a fan on his personal Twitter account this afternoon, with Firpo to be announced in a matter of days.

“Unless you want Cornet to play both roles,” he wrote.

“You can never have enough Ferraris.”

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Although later admitting that Cornet isn’t the priority for Bielsa anymore, this could still be a smart addition to the squad.

El Loco loves flexibility in his players, and the Ivorian can play as a winger as well as a left-back – similar to Ezgjan Alioski, but of course, much better.

The Lyon star was critical in their run to the Champions League semi-finals two years ago, scoring against Manchester City.

Cornet could be available for around £20million, and that would be a very smart signing and a massive upgrade on our squad depth.

We don’t expect this deal to happen immediately, but if it gets later in the window without a winger coming in, Victor Orta could certainly revisit this one.

Keep your eyes peeled, this could happen at any moment – especially given how unpredictable the Whites are in a transfer market.

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