By Pranav Shahaney

6th Jan, 2023 | 12:10pm

Leeds United and Arsenal in transfer battle to sign PAOK attacker Giannis Konstantelias

Leeds United and Arsenal are reportedly part of the transfer battle to secure the services of PAOK attacker Giannis Konstantelias.

According to the Evening Standard [6 January], Manchester City and Wolves are also tracking the 19-year-old along with the Whites.

It’s also understood that Arsenal are expected to send scouts to track the Greek youngster who has been earmarked for his senior international debut in March 2023.

Another one for the future?

Konstantelias is certainly an in-demand player as apart from Manchester City and the aforementioned Premier League clubs, there are also European sides keen on securing his services.

While Leeds do need an attacker in January, they are eyeing a number nine and the Greek player does not fit the bill for them.

He is more of a wide player who likes to cut inside on his preferred right foot and has been likened to Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard as well.

If the Whites had to replace Jack Harrison or another wide player, then the pursuit of Konstantelias would make a lot of sense.

However, we do not think that the teenager is ready for Premier League football regularly and it will be until a couple of years before he can be counted on.

Thus, if he does end up moving to England, there’s a very good chance he’ll be sent out on loan to develop rather than thrown right into the mix.

In other Leeds United news, a headline-making player who is linked with a move to Elland Road desperately wants a Premier League transfer in January.