By Mark Smith

31st Jul, 2021 | 10:55am

Marcelo Bielsa raises hand to secure Yangel Herrera loan

Leeds United have quickly moved on in their long-standing chase of a new midfielder this week.

The Whites looked set to bring in Conor Gallagher on loan from Chelsea, but he snubbed that move and chose Crystal Palace.

Red Gol have now shared an update on Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, with Manchester City talent Yangel Herrera jumping to the front of his queue.

It is reported by the South American outlet that Bielsa has now raised his hand to secure the loan signing of the Venezuelan.

Pep Guardiola was said to have been considering using Herrera in his Premier League squad next season, but plans have now changed.

Fernandinho has since signed a new contract at the Etihad Stadium, and that has led to a domino effect rippling through the squad.

City’s interest in Jack Grealish should also make a big impact, with the Premier League champions likely needing to sell more players.

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Everyone knows the relationship between Bielsa and Guardiola, and that could be set to play a massive role in these negotiations.

Jack Harrison was sent to Elland Road for three seasons, and that deal included an obligation to buy that was finally used this summer.

Herrera can take that loan spell left by the winger, and hopefully have just as much impact on this squad.

The Venezuelan would arrive with much better experience behind him at this stage too, having starred for Granada in La Liga and the Europa League last season.

Hopefully, this deal can progress quickly and Leeds can get a move sorted before our trip to Manchester United, one Herrera would surely relish as his first for the Whites.

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