News – GB – Leicester, Napoli in the transfer battle for the underrated Leeds regular

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Leicester City could be scheduled for a transfer bout with Napoli for promising Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk

The 21-year-old has played strong for Marcelo Bielsa this season. Summer signing injuries Diego Llorente and Robin Koch have allowed him to play 15 Premier League games

His solid performances, covering not only the heart of defense but also defensive midfield, have earned him some great admirers

According to De Telegraaf, the Dutchman’s rapid development has drawn the attention of Scouts from Leicester and Napoli, both of whom are said to have inquired about his achievements

Struijk joined Leeds in January 2018 and only played five games in his championship campaign in 2019/20

But he has a lot to offer in the last few weeks and is establishing himself as a top prospect

His career began at the Academy of ADO The Hague. He moved to Ajax where he spent 18 months before moving to England

The Yorkshire Club tied him to a new contract last November that should keep him on Elland Road until the summer of 2024

There could also be a battle for Struijk’s international future. He played three times for the Netherlands under the age of 17, but Belgian coach Roberto Martinez is said to be “delighted” with the player

The report says the former Everton boss spoke to Struijk to convince him to prefer the Red Devils to the Orange

Meanwhile, Bielsa’s reported interest in Douglas Costa is being positively received by Juventus – but they’ll be looking to sign a Leeds star as part of the deal, sources in Italy claim

The Brazilian winger Costa is back on loan from the former Bayern Munich club. The 30-year-old has only 18 months left to work with the Serie A champions and looks overwhelmed by the needs of coach Andrea Pirlo

Leeds is said to be interested in Costa despite being on Bielsa’s wanted list in case they lose the star Raphinha

The latter came last summer with a £ 17m move from Rennes to Leeds and has proven to be one of the bargains of the season In fact, reports suggest Leeds are facing a fight amid Liverpool and Manchester United interest might to keep his services

And should Leeds inquire about Costa’s signing, CalcioMercato24 claims they would get the green light to sign it, however, there seems to be a catch

Belgian coach Roberto Martinez received a call from Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk

Former Leeds star Michael Brown believes Pascal Struijk’s performance against Burnley may have been decisive

Leeds should be able to do without three first-choice center-backs for Tuesday’s game

Marcelo Bielsa is ready to entrust young defender Pascal Struijk to replace the injured midfielder

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News – GB – Leicester, Napoli in the transfer battle for the underrated Leeds regular

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