Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk has been “offered” to Premier League rivals Leicester City, according to HLN.
The Dutch outlet claim on their website that the Foxes aren’t looking for another central defender at the King Power Stadium, implying they rejected any move.
Serie A side Napoli also reportedly want to sign the 21-year-old and remain in the picture according to the Dutch outlet.
De Telegraaf reported early on Tuesday morning that both Napoli and Leicester had made contact with the Whites over Struijk’s services.
There was no word on the response from Leeds, and that remains the same in this latest update, with silence coming from Elland Road.
Struijk has burst onto the scene in the past couple of seasons under Marcelo Bielsa.
El Loco handed the Dutch colossus his debut off the bench in that horror 3-3 draw against Cardiff last season, something he has progressed from massively.
Pass forward to this season, and Struijk has now made 15 Premier League appearances, 13 of those being starts in either defence or midfield.
With Leicester assumingly out of the race, that leaves Champions League side, Napoli.
The Italian outfit appears to be strongly interested now with two different sources clarifying that, and the Whites may need to take action.
Struijk is currently tied down at Elland Road until 2024, but his new-found role in the Premier League squad could see him rewarded with a new and improved deal.
That would surely keep the likes of Napoli away, or even secure a huge fee for a rotation player in this Leeds squad.
We want to see our brightest talents secured at the club, and why wouldn’t he want to stay? He is playing a huge role this season and is desperately needed.
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