'Excellent', 'Emulation of Leicester continuing' - Many Leeds fans thrilled by CM transfer claim
Leeds United fans are excited by transfer speculation linking the club with a move for AC Milan central midfielder Tommasso Pobega.
According to Italian news outlet Tuttosport, Leeds, Leicester and Frankfurt are all interested in signing the 21-year-old at the end of the season.
Pobega is currently on loan at Spezia in Serie A, where he’s made 14 top-flight appearances this season in Italy and scored four goals and supplied two assists.
Last month, the Italy Under-21 international stunned Serie A with a goal and assist as Spezia earned a shock 2-1 win away at Napoli.
He’s a left-footed central midfielder and Leeds are dying for a player of that ilk and now, a number of fans are drooling over the prospect of his arrival in West Yorkshire.
One fan claims Pobega would be “excellent cover” for both Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich.
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Here is a selection of their tweets:
Same birthday as me this lad, I think we should sign him for that alone. Also a 6’2 Italy u21 international who’d be free as his contract is up in the summer, but let’s not steer away from the important bit. https://t.co/rjU0Ajx00e
— Bobby (@bobby_wilson1) February 10, 2021
Contract expires in June too ✍🏽#lufc https://t.co/3GoxpR9kOz
— Lewy Pearce 🏆 (@LewyPearce) February 10, 2021
Hadn't heard of him before but a lot to like. Young but with Serie A (plus B & C) experience. Big & strong (6ft2). Genuinely 2-footed (knocking long passes effortlessly with both feet). Scores & can play a killer pass. Great tackler. Would be excellent cover for Kalvin & Klich.
— Paul Snowdon (@NakedFarang) February 10, 2021
He's left-footed. That's all I need to know.
— Solace Chukwu (@TheOddSolace) February 10, 2021
De Paul or we riot 😅
— Lewis Bromley 💙💛 (@Bromley_LUFC) February 10, 2021
@Joseffffffffffw I want him so much just because of fm 😂😂
— Wilko24 (@Wilko2499) February 10, 2021
Good to see the emulation of Leicester continuing.
— EndreJML (@bergangster) February 10, 2021
Instead of signing new players in the January transfer window, director of football Victor Orta worked on potential targets for the summer.
Last month, Mirror journalist David Anderson reported that Leeds do have targets but they were not available in the last transfer window.
As Pobega is on loan at Spezia, he wouldn’t have been available so it’s possible there’s something in this and the fact that the midfielder’s contract expires in the summer makes a deal even more possible.
It’s a long way away until the season ends and the transfer window reopens but we feel this one might be one to keep an eye on.
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