By Craig Scott

12th Aug, 2021 | 11:10am

Adolfo Gaich not registered in CSKA Moscow squad after Leeds United bid

CSKA Moscow striker Adolfo Gaich has not been registered to play for his side in the Russian Premier Liga amid interest from Leeds United.

According to Russian news outlet Sport24, CSKA have registered Bruno Fuchs after he represented Brazil at the Olympics while Gaich, who played for Argentina in Tokyo, isn’t on the Moscow club’s list.

Leeds have reportedly made a bid to sign the 22-year-old centre-forward, who is keen on returning to Italy after spending the second half of last season on loan in Serie A with Benevento [TuttoMercatoWeb].

You can see the list on the Russian Premier Liga website.

Gaich on his way out of CSKA

Leeds may have reportedly made a bid to sign Gaich but it seems as though he has his heart set on a move to Italy.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, he’s working on getting an Italian passport, which isn’t going to be worth much if he wants to join a club in the UK due to Brexit.

He’s said to be “destined” to leave CSKA and that is understandable given the lack of impact he had in his first few months in Russia.

Gaich made just 18 appearances in all competitions before he was loaned to Benevento in the winter. He then scored just twice in 15 outings for the Serie A club.

It’s hardly impressive but he is young and last season was Gaich’s first in European football after he left San Lorenzo in his native Argentina for CSKA.

Gaich is a big, bulky striker who’s been nicknamed ‘The Tank’.

He’s not really like Patrick Bamford so unless Marcelo Bielsa wants a different option up front, we don’t see a move happening for the one-time Argentina international.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have made a breakthrough in their talks to sign a “fantastic” new left-back.