By Craig Scott

14th Aug, 2020 | 4:10pm

Leeds table offer to sign 26y/o Dutch attacker, agent shares four-word update - report

Leeds United are one of four clubs to table offers for Mainz attacker Jean-Paul Boëtius, according to German newspaper BILD.

Boëtius’ agent Erkan Alkan has revealed that there are clubs who are in the hunt to sign the 26-year-old Dutchman this summer.

As quoted by BILD, Alkan said: “We have four offers.”

BILD add that Leeds, Fulham, Fiorentina and Sevilla are the four clubs who Alkan is referring to in his update on Boëtius, who scored four goals and supplied five assists in 28 Bundesliga appearances last season.

After a strong season in Germany, it is understood that Mainz’s asking price for the former Feyenoord and Basel player is too high and nobody wants to sign him for his current valuation.

Leeds are not expected to spend too much money this summer and if they don’t feel that Boëtius’ price-tag is fair, we don’t envisage a deal being done for him any time soon.

However, if a deal is achievable, Boëtius could be a handy addition to Marcelo Bielsa’s attack at Elland Road.

Last season saw the one-time Netherlands international play primarily as a No 10 behind the striker but he is also capable of playing on either the right or left-wing.

He’s a handful for defenders too with stats by WhoScored showing he was the eight-most fouled player in the Bundesliga last season [59].

Leeds fans know their team aren’t ones for scoring goals from set-pieces as they ranked 19th in the 2019/20 Championship last term from those kinds of goals [WhoScored]. But that doesn’t mean a player who can wreak havoc upon defences, win free-kicks and penalties won’t come in handy.

Boëtius could also be seen as a long-term replacement for Pablo Hernandez, who is 35-years-old now.

As good as Hernandez was last season, there will come a day when the veteran Spaniard loses his place in the Leeds side – whether that is in the upcoming season or the one after that.

Boëtius seems like a tricky attacking midfielder who might be able to improve Leeds’ options in that area of the pitch and we wouldn’t bet on him joining this summer due to Mainz’s hard-line stance.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in fresh talks to sign this Yorkshire-born midfielder.