Report: Leeds close in on big-money attacker move – deal would bust club record
Sport Bild has reported that Leeds United have firmed up their interest in versatile Hertha attacker Matheus Cunha.
This was relayed by Transfermarkt who claim that the Brazilian would be a big loss on the pitch for Hertha.
Cunha wants to leave in the summer and Leeds, who were tracking him in the winter, have now made their interest “more concrete”.
Cunha has played on the wing, up front, as a secondary striker and in midfield for Hertha this season, scoring eight goals and adding eight assists.
He’s also scored an incredible 15 in 16 games for the Brazilian Under-23s.
Transfermarkt claim the player is valued at £25.7m and that Leeds would have to pay “significantly” more than the £15.5m that Hertha paid RB Leipzig last year.
They added Leeds would have to pay a sum that would be a club-record exit for Hertha – that is currently held by Valentino Lazaro who was sold for over £19m.
More goals? Yes please
Leeds are way more than a collection of individuals and key to a successful summer is going to be finding players who can give Marcelo Bielsa lots of options.
Cunha can play in almost every attacking position and he can score and make goals, which is what Leeds do.
The price isn’t exorbitant, especially if he turns out to be another Raphinha, and back-up for Bamford would be a huge bonus.
Cunha has played as a striker in all 16 of his Under-23 games for Brazil.
This isn’t the priority for Leeds, though.
First, we need a left-back and a midfielder who can drop back and cover for Kalvin Phillips.
If there’s money left after that then a versatile attacker like Cunha would be a very welcome addition and give Leeds even more attacking verve.
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