Ben Jacobs has dropped an replace on reported Leeds United switch goal Arnaud Kalimuendo.
What’s the newest?
In a latest publish on Twitter, the CBS journalist revealed that, following latest reviews suggesting that Victor Orta has now submitted a €20m (£16.8m) for the Paris Saint-Germain centre-forward, it’s now very attainable that the Whites handle to get a deal for the 20-year-old over the road this summer season, as Luis Campos is open to parting with the France U21 worldwide.
In his tweet, Jacobs stated: “Kalimuendo very attainable regardless of Galtier actually liking him. Campos is completely satisfied to promote for the correct value. Be an excellent signing if Leeds can pull it off.”
Marsch would love him
Contemplating the sheer quantity of potential Kalimuendo evidently possesses, Jacobs’ suggestion that Orta’s seize of the striker now seems to be an actual risk is certain to be information that Jesse Marsch will love.
Regardless of being simply 20 years of age, the £16.2m-rated expertise has already established himself as a confirmed goalscorer within the prime division of French soccer, with the teenager’s objectives enjoying an enormous function in mortgage facet RC Lens sealing back-to-back seventh-place finishes within the final two campaigns.
Certainly, over his 29 Ligue 1 appearances – solely 14 of which got here as begins – again in 2020/21, Kalimuendo scored seven objectives, registered 5 assists and created three massive possibilities for his teammates, in addition to bagging one objective and one help over two Coupe de France fixtures that yr.
The £6.5k-per-week ahead as soon as once more impressed over his 34 Ligue 1 outings – solely 27 of which got here as begins – final season, scoring 12 objectives and creating three massive possibilities, in addition to taking a median of 1.8 pictures, making 0.6 key passes and finishing 0.8 dribbles per recreation.
As such, with Leeds very a lot being in want of each backup and competitors for Patrick Bamford – who featured in simply 9 Premier League video games final day out because of harm – heading into the 2022/23 marketing campaign, a transfer for the participant who Jacek Kulig dubbed “prolific” seems to make an excessive amount of sense for the Whites.
Certainly, the addition of a medical, younger and – as he’s accessible for an especially affordable £16.8m – cost-effective centre-forward within the form of Kalimuendo would undoubtedly be a signing Marsch would love so as to add to his squad forward of Saturday’s season-opener towards Wolverhampton Wanderers.