Leeds United in hunt to sign AZ Alkmaar left-back Milos Kerkez
Leeds United are looking to make another January addition with AZ Alkmaar left-back Milos Kerkez on their radar, according to Mark McAdam.
The Sky Sports reporter suggested on 5 January that the Whites were among three Premier League sides who are interested in the 19-year-old with Bournemouth and Leicester also in pursuit.
Kerkez is already a full Hungarian international having become a star at the Eredivisie side this season with three goals in 27 matches after leaving AC Milan in the summer.
“Bournemouth, Leeds & Leicester are all chasing AZ Alkmaar’s young left-back Milos Kerkez,” McAdam said via his personal Twitter account.
“The 19-year-old is a Hungary international already and has emerged as one of the most exciting prospects in his position in Europe. Tricky deal to get done in this window though.”
For the past few transfer windows, all Leeds United have wanted is another left-back to allow Junior Firpo some competition that actually plays in his position naturally.
His injury problems has seen Pascal Struijk shoved out in that area all season long and he is not nearly the same player as he is when he plays in the centre of defence.
Jesse Marsch is surely tired of having to put square pegs in round holes at the back now and he clearly wants to see a proper left-back come in who can play more than a handful of games at a time.
Kerkez could well be that for not only right now but also a long time in the future given his tender age and impressive start to life at AZ Alkmaar.
Even though it would be “tricky” to do this month, a proper left-back could totally revolutionise this side and take them far from the drop so Victor Orta needs to get his chequebook out.