Leeds United have set their sights on Sheffield Wednesday’s Osaze Urhoghide, report Football League World.
The Dutch-born centre-back, who can also play as a left-back, could be available on a free transfer at the end of the season, though compensation would need to be paid as he is only 20-years-old.
That has sparked a lot of attention in Urhoghide with Watford and Crystal Palace also believed to be interested.
Club Brugge are also reported to have made an enquiry so the Whites face a battle for Urgohide’s signature.
Attracting young talent
The upcoming transfer window promises to be an exciting one.
Big-money signings are expected but attracting youngsters like Urhoghide could also have long-term benefits.
The defender is inexperienced and would need a lot of nurturing from Marcelo Bielsa but the Argentine is the ideal man to learn from.
Besides, Urhoghide has already impressed in his short career – Garry Monk praised him after a solid debut display against Brighton in January 2020.
Urhoghide helped his side keep a clean sheet in that match and then did the same in his next match against Leeds in a 2-0 win.
That led to an increased reputation for the Owls man, who has been described as being “incredibly resilient” and possessing “rare” traits.
He will need to display such characteristics if he is to succeed at Elland Road, as he faces a lot of competition if he joins.
Possessing the ability to play in the Premier League is just one half of what players need, especially in a Bielsa team.
He must show 100% commitment and a willingness to learn and follow every instruction.
That may take a while since Urhoghide has just 12 professional appearances, but he could develop into a good player at Thorpe Arch.
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