Leeds United presenter Joe Wainman has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Yorkshire club making a move to sign AZ Alkmaar midfielder Teun Koopmeiners during the current summer transfer window.
This comes after Wainman recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
He said: “Do I expect that Leeds United have reached out? Yes. Do I expect us to win that race with the clubs that are mentioned? I think we’ll struggle, I’m not going to lie to you – but I have faith in Victor Orta to be able to present a package to Koopmeiners that will look good, that will shade him towards our direction.
“Now, if then a Bayern Munich came on because they’re looking to move [Leon] Goretzka on for example, then you’re dead in the water, these are the facts.”
Since then, the 23-year-old, who is currently valued at £14.85 million, has made 150 appearances for the club across all competitions in which he has managed to score 43 goals and provide 17 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Joe Wainman’s comments on a potential move for Koopmeiners…
Given how Koopmeiners managed to end the 2020/21 season as Alkmaar’s highest-rated player with an overall season rating of 7.39/10 according to WhoScored as well as being their joint top goalscorer with 15 goals, it’s understandable why a number of clubs have reportedly shown an interest in signing the defensive midfielder.
Would you like to see Leeds sign Koopmeiners this summer?
In our view, given how Leeds only managed to win two out of the nine Premier League games that Kalvin Phillips didn’t play in, perhaps signing a midfielder such as Koopmeiners this summer, especially with his impressive goalscoring record, could provide Bielsa with a suitable replacement for Phillips if he has to miss any games next season.
However, as Wainman suggested in his video, if a team comes in for Koopmeiners this summer that can offer him European football such as Bayern Munich, then perhaps this could put Leeds and their chances of signing him at a disadvantage.