Three options for €13m Leeds midfield target as Bielsa ponders move

Date published: Thursday 28th January 2021 1:06 - Rob McCarthy

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Leeds midfield target Erick Pulgar reportedly has “at least three important options” in front of him, ahead of a potential switch to England.

Pulgar was one of the names Leeds looked at as an alternative to Rodrigo De Paul during the summer transfer window. However, they left it too late to bring in either of the Serie A stars.

Signing a new midfielder remains high on Marcelo Bielsa’s wishlist. However, the Elland Road chief admitted last week that any new signings are likely to now wait until the summer.

Fiorentina star Pulgar is currently assessing his choices amid uncertainty over his future in Florence.

And Italian outlet La Nazione (via Sport Witness) is also wanted by Italian sides Cagliari and Sassuolo.

The report adds that Fiorentina “aren’t sure about letting him go for two reasons”.

No club has yet offered the player’s valuation of €13m (£11.47m). The lack of time to sign a replacement is also an issue.

Leeds eye Hibernian full-back

Meanwhile, Leeds are reportedly among several clubs weighing up a move for Hibernian full-back Josh Doig.

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The 18-year-old is also a target for the Manchester City, Celtic, Chelsea and Arsenal, according to Goal.

Doig has had an impressive season for the Scottish Premier League side and is likely to cost around £1million.

However. the report adds that both Leeds and Celtic have an advantage, as they could offer the player first-team football quicker.

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