The defense remains the key area for Leeds to address in the next couple of transfer windows.
It’s claimed by British media that Leeds are eyeing move for Atletico MG left-back Guilherme Arana.
The Brazil international was signed by Atletico MG in 2021 from Sevilla for a fee of 2.5 million euros. The 24-year-old has a contract until 2024 with the club.
The left-back has banged in 5 goals and provided 7 assists in 48 matches for Atletico this term on all fronts.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best left-backs in Brazil.
The Atletico MG left-back has also represented the Brazil at various youth levels before going on to secure one senior cap for his country thus far.
Guilherme Arana is set to be a man in demand in the winter transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.
Marcelo Bielsa wants to sign a new left-back and Arana is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The report claims that Leeds manager has extensively scouted Arana and is considering a move for the left-back.
The 24-year-old is a skilled left-back who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Atletico MG left-back Guilherme Arana is interesting Leeds United. Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur reports Leeds are eyeing up a January move for Arana. The Whites could be set for a busy month of transfer activity as they look to stave off the threat of relegation from the Premier League. It remains to be seen whether Leeds will be in the market for a new left back, though, given that Junior Firpo was brought in for £12million during the summer.”
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If Leeds can agree on a fee with Atletico, the deal should be easy to complete.
Atletico MG would be wise to keep the Brazil international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Leeds?
Guilherme Arana stands as an excellent option for Leeds. He has all the skillset required to be a success story at Leeds. Therefore, it makes sense for Bielsa to step up his attempts to bring the Brazil left-back to Premier League side.
The 24-year-old could be a good fit for Bielsa’s Leeds.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Leeds come calling for Arana this winter.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.