Leeds United are now keen on making an offer for FC Midtjylland midfielder Jens Cajuste this summer.
What’s the story?
According to recent reports from Swedish publication Expressen, the likes of Leeds, Wolves, Newcastle and Crystal Palace were all said to be in talks to sign Cajuste.
And now, The Sun (July 27, p49) have claimed that Bielsa has made the Swedish powerhouse his number one target to reinforce his midfield options, with the Whites now said to be happy with paying the £13m fee demanded by Midtjylland.
Bielsa will be delighted
A profile done by Leeds Live, said of him: “Cajuste is an all-action midfielder whose attributes look ready-made for Premier League football. Tough tackling, close control and accurate passing are seen as his main strengths but he offers everything you would want in a player of his position.
“Standing at 6 foot 2, he is dominant both in the air and on the surface which would provide vital stability in the middle of the park for Leeds. The 21-year-old also enjoys exhibiting his flair with a number of fancy but effective touches and passes being a particular stand-out feature of his overall game.”
In fact, as per Sofascore, Cajuste actually won more duels per game last season than Leeds talisman Kalvin Phillips (5.6 to 5.3), while he also had a marginally better success rate in those 50/50s too, winning 56% compared to the England star’s 52%.
The fact Andrea Radrizzani is happy to sanction a £13m move for Cajuste is yet more evidence of the kind of understandable faith that the club have in Bielsa and his eye for players.
The Leeds boss will be thrilled that he could be set to get the man that he wants. The relationship between the likes of Bielsa, Victor Orta and Radrizzani is key to ensuring everything runs smoothly, and this latest development suggests that is the case.