Sebastian Driussi to cost Leeds United £13.2m as big-money MLS update emerges
Austin FC striker Sebastian Driussi is valued at £13.2million as Leeds United show interest in the Argentinian, according to Transfermarkt North American area manager Manuel Veth.
CBS journalist, Nico Cantor reported (via Twitter, 9 November) that three Premier League clubs are eying the 26-year-old, with one of them being the Whites.
Veth has since revealed (via Twitter, 9 November) that Driussi is also being tracked by two Bundesliga clubs, with the forward being “one to watch” in the future.
It’s not a surprise at all to see Leeds being linked with a striker, with Patrick Bamford’s current form still leaving a lot to be desired. Rodrigo has been excellent this season but cannot be expected to carry all of Leeds’ goalscoring burden on his own. Another forward simply has to join in January to give Jesse Marsch hope of pulling his side further away from the relegation zone.
It’s also not a shock to see Leeds look to America, with Marsch having previously worked in the MLS. Driussi certainly looks like an exciting player, with 25 goals in 39 games thus far for Austin FC. If Leeds are looking for a ready-made finisher, then he certainly looks like the right man.
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Fans will be welcoming the news of Leeds already being linked with a number of attacking players, with Blackburn striker Ben Brereton also a name which continues to emerge. 90min report (8 November) that Rovers could well be forced to sell the 23-year-old should a bid of £10million arrive, with the striker set to leave the club in the summer.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites could now be looking to sign an award-winning Ligue 1 ace and bring him to Elland Road in January.