By Craig Scott

22nd Oct, 2020 | 5:15pm

Leeds in hunt to sign Croatia midfielder who's ready for new challenge - report

Leeds United are among a number of clubs who are in the hunt to sign Dinamo Zagreb’s attacking midfielder Lovro Majer, according to CalcioMercato.

The Italian news outlet claims that AC Milan, Fiorentina, Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Sevilla are also interested in signing the 22-year-old, who is open to a new challenge away from Zagreb in a more competitive league.

Majer is reportedly “one of the most important talents in Croatian football” and has been compared with Real Madrid star Luka Modric.

Leeds were linked with a number of midfielders in the transfer window and came within a whisker of signing Michael Cuisance from Bayern Munich before he reportedly failed a medical.

After that disappointment, Leeds didn’t go out and sign a similarly-positioned player and instead spent £17million on signing right-winger Raphniha from Rennes.

It remains to be seen what Leeds’ strategy will be for the January transfer window but Marcelo Bielsa isn’t exactly a fan of adding outfield players to his squad in the middle of the season.

However, as Majer is still a relatively young player at the age of 22, it might not hurt him to join Leeds in January, play a role for the Under-23s and play every now and then in the first-team before being fully established into the senior squad for next season.

Majer has plenty of experience for his age.

He’s already been capped by Croatia and played 90 times in the Croatia’s top-flight across spells at both NK Lokomotiva and Dinamo Zagreb.

The 22-year-old has also played in the Champions League and Europa League with Dinamo.

If Leeds still feel as though they want a central attacking midfielder in January then Majer could be an interesting signing for them to make.

However, striking a deal is likely to be tough with so many clubs reportedly pursuing him.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has suggested that this 24-year-old has talked about terminating his contract at Elland Road.