Leeds United have been linked with a move for 22-year-old midfielder Romain Faivre from Stade Brest, according to Athletic journalist Phil Hay.
Hay said that Faivre is one of the players that Leeds are looking to bring in, while fans are still focusing on Rodrigo De Paul. [Phil Hay Show podcast]
However, they might need to make their move fast after a report from France Football (via TopMercato).
They claim that Saudi club Al-Hilal have made the first move with a giant ‘XXL’ offer of £99k-a-week for the 22-year-old.
Faivre is a France Under-21 international and has been involved in nine goals in Ligue 1 this season.
Leeds won’t match those wages
Leeds need new midfielders this summer and Faivre definitely fits the bill.
Described as “very, very good” by Phil Hay, he’s also 22 and the perfect age to learn and improve his game under Bielsa.
L’Equipe had reported that the player is rated at £17m, which is right in the Leeds ballpark. They also claimed that Leeds have been monitoring the player for months.
However, if this report is true, Faivre is going to have to really want a move to Leeds.
We can’t see Leeds offering a contract worth this much, which would catapult Faivre into the very top earners at the club.
A move to the Premier League to play under Bielsa is definitely more tempting than a move to Al-Hilal though.
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