Leeds United are one of several clubs competing for the signing of Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig, a report from 90Min has claimed.
The 21-year-old looks set to leave the Nou Camp on-loan in the January transfer window, with Elland Road now being touted as a potential new destination for the midfielder.
Despite forcing himself into the first-team setup at Barcelona over the past couple of seasons, game time has not been forthcoming for Puig recently, with the 21-year-old handed just three minutes of senior action so far in the current campaign.
As a result, it now looks as though Puig could be on the move in January, with the latest reports claiming that both the player and his agent are looking for a move when the window reopens, in order to prevent his career from stagnating.
Puig however, is still said to be keen to make himself a success at Barcelona in the long-term, meaning a loan deal looks more likely in January.
That is where Leeds come in, with Puig’s agent thought to have made contact with the Whites about a temporary deal for the midfielder, in order to establish whether or not a move to Yorkshire would be a possibility for the midfielder.
However, it is also understood that several others England based clubs, as well as Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Ligue 1 outfit Monaco, have been handed the chance to express an interest in the midfielder.
Both Leipzig and Monaco are said to be willing to offer Puig the game time he needs and wants, meaning it seems there is still no guarantee that Leeds will be able to complete a deal for the midfielder.
You feel that this is something well worth looking into for Leeds.
They did seem to be after a midfielder in the summer transfer window, although ultimately no deal for a player in that position materialised.
A deal such as this would provide them with some much-needed cover in that part of the pitch, and Puig’s quality means he would be an excellent player to do that with.
The fact this is a loan deal also means it should be affordable for Leeds after a big-spending summer, although it would mean that the need for cover could once again arise once the summer transfer window reopens.