Hertha Berlin must sell Leeds United-linked Matheus Cunha to sign top target
Leeds United have been handed a boost in their bid to sign Hertha Berlin forward Matheus Cunha, according to BZ.
The German newspaper reports on their website that Hertha want to sign Lyon winger Maxwel Cornet after making him their top target for the rest of the summer transfer window.
However, in order to do so, they need to raise funds and could opt to sell Cunha and an offer of £25.5million would be enough to prise the 22-year-old away from Berlin.
Leeds are reportedly interested in the former RB Leipzig attacker while Zenit St Petersburg, Inter Milan, Napoli, Atalanta and Monaco are also keen.
Cunha is definitely a player we’d like to see head to Leeds this summer.
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He can play in a number of attacking positions but he seems to be at his best when he’s being played up front and allowed to free role that sees him drop deep and link up with other attackers.
Patrick Bamford is similar to Cunha and while we don’t need to replace Bamford, it would be wise to sign a striker in a similar mould who can compete for a spot in the starting line-up.
Cunha, who has helped Brazil reach the gold medal match at the Olympics this summer with two goals in four games, made 28 appearances in all competitions for Hertha last season.
He scored eight goals and supplied eight assists in those matches so we’d be fairly happy with a young Brazilian forward who was involved in 16 goals for a team in a major European league.
Hertha have every right to demand a big fee for Cunha but that £25.5million price-tag could be a bargain if he continues to develop and gets even better under Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have made a bid for this centre-forward.