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3 players we could see join Leeds United after Junior Firpo

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Leeds United look to be heading closer to the signing of Junior Firpo from Barcelona, and he could set off a wave of transfer business.

Leeds have had to be patient when it comes to signing a full-back, but they have got their rewards thanks to the signing of Junior Firpo, set to be announced shortly.

There are a few more positions on the agenda for the Whites though, with central midfielders and wide options also on the cards.

A handful of players have been linked to varying degrees so far, and there’s definitely no shortage of quality in the market for Leeds to explore.

Here, we take a look at three signings that could follow Firpo in the doors at Elland Road…

Matheus Cunha

The Brazilian attacker is someone that almost every Leeds fan has been talking about recently.

Sport Bild originally broke the fact that Leeds were one of the sides interested in the Hertha Berlin man.

His performances in the Bundesliga are of a player that absolutely fits the profile of a Bielsa-ready attacker, and at 21-years-old, there’s an extremely talented player there.

We haven’t seen this move progress as much as one would hope, with the Yorkshire Evening Post recently claiming the signing is currently ‘unlikely’.

However, that is coupled with the fact that Graham Smyth also states how he would have thought Rodrigo and Raphinha will have been similarly tough deals to pull off.

Noa Lang

Up next is Noa Lang and perhaps a player that there is more confidence in a capture of.

Having gone out on loan to Club Brugge last season, he netted 17 times as they won the Belgian league title, earning him a permanent deal at the club.

The Telegraph were the first to report Leeds’ interest in Lang and it’s since snowballed towards quite heavy reporting regarding the link.

Alongside the YEP’s claims surrounding Cunha, they also added that Lang is a player the club certainly would like to sign:

Noa Lang is a player they definitely like. I don’t get the feeling the signing of a winger is imminent, that one appears more likely to take a bit longer than the left-back and the midfielder.

Nahitan Nandez

Perhaps the most speculative of the names on this list is Cagliari talisman Nahitan Nandez.

A player and agent that have been extremely vocal in their pursuit of a transfer, they have namechecked Leeds as a desired destination amid reports from that Leeds are preparing an offer.

The Uruguay international is currently away in the Copa America with his country but his Serie A form this season makes him hot property this summer window.

The versatile midfielder is someone who would also fit the bill for Leeds in a defensive capacity in the middle of the park, as the club search for cover for Kalvin Phillips.

LeedsLive have poured cold water on this current link, but the reports from Italy and the fact Leeds have come up on the list of the player’s preferred moves means it could change.

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