Leeds plot to exploit impending Man Utd dilemma in ambitious raid

Date published: Thursday 23rd July 2020 12:48 - Steve Pearson


Leeds will reportedly seek to pull off an ambitious coup for a Man Utd star set to face greater selection uncertainty in the near future.

The Whites returned to the big time last week, spearheaded by the managerial mastery of Marcelo Bielsa.

Despite their remarkable campaign, however, Leeds are expected to strengthen in a number of key areas.

A pair of superstar centre-forwards have been touted, but another area that may be addressed is between the sticks.

Kiko Casilla struggled for consistency this season, with one pundit deeming him not good enough for the Premier League.

Youngster Illan Meslier deputised well during Casilla’s suspension. But at the tender age of 20, a more experienced pair of hands may be preferred.

Now, Argentine TV station TyC sports (via FootballLeagueWorld) have reported that Leeds are eyeing up a major coup for Man Utd goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

The Argentine, 33, has been a dependable performer whenever called upon in cup competitions. But has not played in the league in over two years despite David De Gea’s repeated missteps.

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That lack of regular first-team action doesn’t appear to be set to reverse course anytime soon, owing to the continued rise of on-loan stopper Dean Henderson.

With Romero potentially facing becoming third-choice, FLW report that Bielsa will seek to capitalise on the situation.

Bielsa’s interest is duly noted in the article, with their shared nationality and promise of regular gametime a possible lure.

The issues of wages is undoubtedly present, but Romero’s quality has been proven at the top level.


Leeds line up Argentine wonderkid

In other Leeds-Man Utd transfer news, The Whites reportedly have an offer in the making for a Red Devils-linked teenage sensation.

The attacking midfielder has blossomed in Argentina, notching nine goals and four assists within his first 46 professional matches.

Incumbent playmaker Pablo Hernandez has shone this campaign. But at 35 years of age, has often had to settle for playing less than 90 minutes per match.

That has led to speculation of reinforcements in the area, with a player previously dubbed the next Lionel Messi being targeted.

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