Leeds United are interested in signing Argentinean pair Matias Zaracho and Lucas Martinez Quarta, a report from Argentine outlet Doble Amarilla has claimed.
The Whites are in a strong position to win promotion to the Premier League this season, which would leave them needing to strengthen their side in the summer transfer window in order to be competitive in the top-flight if they win promotion, and it seems Bielsa may have his eyes set on one particular country.
According to the latest reports, Bielsa is looking to exploit his knowledge of football in his native Argentina to help Leeds’ transfer plans this summer, seemingly leading him to Zaracho and Quarta.
A 22-year-old playmaker, Zaracho has scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists in 93 appearances all competitions for top-flight club Racing, earning his first senior international cap in 2019.
Zaracho was also linked with a move to AC Milan earlier this season, but that deal was reportedly put on hold back in April.
River Plate’s Quarta meanwhile, is a 24-year-old centre back who is being tipped to replace Ben White when his loan deal at Elland Road expires at the end of the season.
Since graduating from Rivers Plate’s youth team in 2016, Quarta has made just over 100 appearances for the club at senior level, while also earning two senior caps for Argentina.
It is encouraging for Leeds that they are addressing two positions that do seem to need strengthening when the window reopens, and the records of these two players suggest they could be useful additions to fulfil those roles.
You also feel that with Bielsa’s knowledge of Argentina football, and his reputation in his home country, these are deals that Leeds ought to be confident about securing, should they wish to do so.