By Joe Ellis

6th Nov, 2022 | 1:10pm

Leeds United: Fabrizio Romano offers Pape Gueye update amid loan-to-buy rumours

Fabrizio Romano has warned people to “keep an eye” on Leeds United target Pape Gueye as his situation at Marseille remains on edge.

The 23-year-old does not appear to fit into Igor Tudor’s plans with the French outfit and he could therefore be sold in January with a loan-to-but option most likely.

Jeunes Footeux reported on 3 November that Leeds and Premier League rivals Southampton were watching the Senegalese international ahead of a potential winter move.

“There are clubs in England and France following Pape Gueye,” Romano said to CaughtOffside. “At the moment there are still no advanced negotiations with any club, so the situation is quiet, but I’m sure we’ll have to keep an eye on him in 2023.”

Cheap option

If Leeds United are lacking anything at the moment it could be depth in central midfield with Tyler Adams and Marc Roca starting every game and Mateusz Klich and Sam Greenwood as the defacto backups.

Darko Gyabi can do a job in the senior team too but he is still very young in his career, as is Greenwood, so Marsch could do with some more experience in that department.

Gueye is only 23 years of age but he is a full international and could very well play a part in the World Cup in Qatar so he has to be a decent footballer worthy of a spot on the Elland Road bench at least.

Adams and Roca will get either suspensions or injuries at some point and while Klich is another full international with Poland, he is probably nearing the end of his tenure at Leeds at 32.

January could be a very big month for Leeds to decipher which direction they will head in, up or down.

In other Leeds United news, Danny Murphy slammed Marsch for his tactics against Bournemouth despite a stunning comeback win at LS11.