Leeds United are taken with a deal to deliver Valentin Castellanos to Elland Highway in the summertime switch window.
What’s the discuss?
That’s based on a report by Leeds Live, who state that, following reports again in February suggesting that Victor Orta is keen to pay round €12m (£10m) with the intention to seal the signing of the New York Metropolis FC centre-forward, the Whites might seemingly get a deal for Castellanos completed this summer season.
The report goes on to profile the 23-year-old as an “all-round quantity 9 within the form of [Patrick] Bamford,” in addition to suggesting that the Argentina U23 worldwide’s signing would “match the profile wanted” for Leeds.
Think about him & Gelhardt
Contemplating simply how thrilling a expertise Castellanos is, the prospect of the centre-forward linking up with Leeds’ personal attacking prodigy, Joe Gelhardt, will definitely be a mouthwatering one for the Elland Highway devoted.
Do you suppose Castellanos can be an excellent signing for £10m?
Certainly, over his 35 MLS appearances final season, the £10.8m-rated striker was in devastating kind for NYCFC, scoring 22 objectives, registering eight assists and creating eight massive probabilities for his teammates, in addition to taking a mean of 4.1 pictures – the most of any participant within the division – and making 1.1 key passes per recreation.
These returns noticed the 23-year-old who Ronnie Delia claimed “does everything right all the time” common a wide ranging SofaScore match score of 7.28, rating the Argentine because the 21st-best participant within the MLS final time period.
As such, whereas the 28-year-old Bamford remains to be undoubtedly Leeds’ first alternative up prime, with Castellanos being 5 years the England worldwide’s junior, the NYCFC hitman might nicely show to turn into the Whites’ subsequent chief of their attacking line.
And, alongside 19-year-old Gelhardt – who journalist Beren Cross claimed “the hype around is just incredible” – in Jesse Marsch’s two-man assault, ought to Orta handle to get a deal over the road for Castellanos this summer season, the sporting director might nicely have secured Leeds’ entrance two for the foreseeable future.
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