Leeds United Raphael Guerreiro move given fresh hope after Fabrizio Romano update
Despite Junior Firpo’s upturn in form in recent weeks, a new specialised left back is certainly an area for Leeds United to consider in the summer window.
Firpo has been largely inconsistent since making the switch to Elland Road and will need competition for the start of the 2023/24 season. Max Wober and Pascal Struijk can both fill in, but, realistically, both players would prefer to operate in a more central role.
There have been plenty of left-backs linked to Elland Road over the past year, with Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro a name to consistently emerge.
90min claimed on 15 March that the 29-year-old was wanted by a number of Premier League clubs, including Leeds United.
However, it was reported by German publication Rurh Nachrichten (19 March) that the Portuguese left-back was closing in on a new deal at Dortmund.
Since then there has been very little to emerge on Guerreiro’s future, with a contract extension for the soon-to-be free agent yet to be signed.
The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano has since revealed on 13 April (Twitter, 13 April) that there’s potential for the left-back to become a free agent in the summer, with Dortmund set to sign Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Ramy Bensebaini.
Furthermore, Dortmund boss Edin Terzić has recently spoken out on Guerreiro’s future: “I think he likes being with us – so we have to discuss behind closed doors, not in public (quoted by Romano).”
The 29-year-old is certainly an experienced campaigner and made a “sensational” start to life with Dortmund after moving from Lorient in 2016, according to Bundesliga.com (2017).
With there still no agreement reached, this is a move that shouldn’t be written off just yet from a Leeds perspective.
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