Leeds transfers: Whites eye swoop for Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier
Leeds clearly have some work to do that month.
They misplaced to Tottenham within the Premier League however per week later, they embarrassingly tasted defeat by the hands of League Two Crawley. It’s simply as nicely a switch window is right here.
What’s the phrase?
It feels unlikely that Leeds will do any enterprise this month however based on one report, they might be available in the market for a rising star within the Championship.
In response to TEAMtalk, they’re one in every of various groups who’re thinking about Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier.
The report means that Everton, Leicester and Wolves are all considering a swoop for the 21-year-old however Leeds are merely protecting tabs on the teen at this stage.
Ought to Leeds signal Marcus Tavernier?
It’s thought that Tavernier, who’s on £8k-per-week at Boro, doesn’t need to depart the north-east behind this month and can solely think about leaving if a proper bid arrives.
Quite a few groups have additionally reportedly enquired in regards to the participant’s availability.
Leeds are hardly strapped for choices in broad areas. Raphinha and Jack Harrison have been Marcelo Bielsa’s main choices this time period however the Argentine additionally has Pablo Hernandez, Rodrigo and Ian Poveda who can play in these areas.
Nevertheless, if Tavernier arrives, it could be Helder Costa that must be within the greatest hassle.
The Portuguese has already been touted with strolling by means of the exit door simply months after arriving completely however the reality of the matter is that he’s not been ok.
Costa hasn’t discovered the online since September and put in a dismal exhibiting in opposition to Crawley, failing to realize something within the remaining third. The winger failed with all 4 of his crosses into the field and someway managed to look out of depth in opposition to weaker opposition.
In Tavernier, nonetheless, they’d have a really perfect alternative. We already know that Bielsa likes versatile gamers and the Boro prodigy epitomises that.
He’s performed on each wings this season, in addition to behind the striker in a quantity 10 function and as a central midfielder. All through his profession, he’s additionally featured at left-back and in a holding place. Although, it’s out broad the place he appears most comfy, scoring 15 instances from the left flank.
This time period, Tavernier has discovered the online thrice, registering three assists and has confirmed to be a precious asset for Neil Warnock’s facet. For Tony Pulis that can come as no shock. Though he said the teen must work on his consistency, he tipped the midfielder for the highest when he was nonetheless on the Riverside.
Pulis as soon as said: “Some days he is available in and he’s good, some days he’s a bit lackadaisical. He’s going to be a prime participant. He’ll ultimately play within the Premier League.”
Certainly, his top-flight dream might turn out to be a actuality within the instant future. Contemplating his age, he’d be a top-drawer addition for the membership.
That being mentioned, Costa shall be operating for canopy if he does stroll by means of the door.
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