Leeds hot on the heels of 13-goal striker who dreams of PL switch, decision in 2 weeks - report
Leeds United are among a number of clubs keen on Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson, who is dreaming of a move to the Premier League, according to Kicker.
The German magazine claims that Celtic are lining up a £5.4milion bid for the 29-year-old Sweden international, who scored 13 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions this season to help Union avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.
Newcastle, West Brom, Lille and Schalke are also said to be interested in Andersson.
Kicker claims that Andersson has a release clause in his contract in the German capital, which is said to be in the “mid single-digit million range”. However English clubs have to pay 30 per cent more than say a club from Germany would for the striker.
But it is understood that this clause expires in August, so a decision could be made on Andersson’s future in Berlin in the next two weeks.
Leeds need a new striker this summer but that is bound to depend on what is happening with Jean-Kevin Augustin’s future.
When the Whites signed Augustin, 22, on loan from RB Leipzig in January, the Bundesliga club seemed to believe that the Yorkshire club would have to sign the striker no matter what if they won promotion to the Premier League.
It has been widely reported that Leeds are disputing that now so they could be lumbered with the injury-prone Frenchman and that might affect a move for Andersson.
However, even if they do have to sign Augustin, Andersson might still be an affordable addition due to his reportedly cheap release clause.
He’s done well at Union Berlin this season to help them avoid relegation and that is exactly what Leeds need for next season – someone to help them stay in the Premier League.
Andersson’s not long turned 29-years-old so he is at the prime of his career.
He could be a good, low-cost option for Leeds.
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