Leeds United are one of a number of clubs keen on signing Union Berlin forward Sebastian Andersson, a report from Kicker has claimed.
Andersson has enjoyed an impressive campaign for Union this season, scoring 12 goals in 33 league appearances to help his side finish 11th in the Bundesliga after promotion last season, something which appears to have attracted attention from elsewhere.
According to the latest reports, Leeds have been joined by their Championship promotion rivals West Brom and Brentford, Premier League duo Newcastle and Bournemouth, Union’s Bundesliga rivals Schalke, and Scottish champions Celtic in taking an interest in the forward.
There are currently two years remaining on Andersson’s contract with Berlin, although it is thought that the striker has a single-digit release – which does rise 30% for a club outside Germany – meaning this could be an affordable deal for Leeds.
Given the Swedish international has fared well following Union’s return to top-flight football this season, it could be argued that he would be a reliable addition in front of goal for Leeds, who do seem to need to add to their options in that particular position.
The level of interest there appears to be in Andersson means it may not be easy for Leeds to secure his signature however, considering he number of options the 28-year-old seemingly has to weigh up.
But if the Whites are able to win that race to sign Andersson, it would at least be a significant statement of intent from the club, ahead of what they will hope is a long-awaited return to the Premier League next season.