Matheus Cunha told he can leave Hertha Berlin, Leeds United have held agent talks
Matheus Cunha will be allowed to leave Hertha Berlin for the right price this summer amid heavy interest from Leeds United, according to the Express.
Writing on the newspaper’s website, Express Sport journalist Ryan Taylor claims the Brazilian attacker “has been told” that he can leave the German side for £30million this summer.
The 22-year-old’s representatives have previously held talks with Leeds director of football Victor Orta, but interest has cooled since those discussions.
However, while Italian outfit Atalanta are also credited with an interest in Cunha, Leeds can win the race if they stump up the asking price.
The Brazilian Under-23 star, who has been called up for the upcoming Olympic Games, scored seven goals in 26 Bundesliga games last season, earning praise from his current manager Pal Dardai, who called him a “genius” [Kicker].
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£30million would be a hefty price to pay for Cunha’s signature, breaking the club’s transfer record, but his arrival could be worth its weight in gold with his versatility across the attacking positions.
Patrick Bamford, Raphinha and Jack Harrison are well established as the Whites’ first-choice attacking trio, but there are a lack of quality options behind them.
Cunha was deployed in a number of different roles for Hertha last season and could provide quality back-up for all three, while his age marks him out as a contender to replace Bamford as a number one option over the next few years.
He would also likely be in front of Harrison to start on the left-hand side – Cunha started 15 games from there last season, but it was as an attacking midfielder where he really shone, scoring four times and registering two assists in five appearances [WhoScored].
As such, he could even be used as an attacking midfield under Marcelo Bielsa, and that means we could buy three or four players in one with a move for Cunha.