ESPN reports that Leeds United are one of a number of clubs that are tracking Benfica man Florentino Luis.
The Whites are mentioned as a possible destination for the man nicknamed ‘The Octopus’.
Luis is also linked with Manchester United, AC Milan, Real Betis, and Bayer Leverkusen, according to the report.
The piece also contains quotes from Luis’ agent, who claims that ‘there is a lot of competition for his services’.
Do you believe this report?
Considering Leeds are still in the Championship, it seems odd that they have been put alongside the likes of Manchester United, AC Milan, and Bayer Leverkusen, considering they are established top-division sides in their respective countries.
However, with Leeds currently sitting top of the Championship and seven points clear of Fulham with nine games remaining, it is possible that the Whites could be in the Premier League next season.
If that were the case, then a move to Elland Road could yet be an attractive prospect for a player who turns 21 in August.
However, the report from ESPN also claims that the player’s agent met with officials from the Red Devils in January, so perhaps a move to Old Trafford is looking most likely at the moment.
Valued at £16.2 million (as per Transfermarkt), Luis is a young midfielder who has clearly drawn the attention of some big clubs in Europe, and you would think if Leeds were to try and bring him to Elland Road, they would have to be in the top flight to stand any chance.
It will be interesting to see if they can win promotion when the Championship resumes on 20th June.