Based on TNT Sports, Leeds have made a bid of R$150 million (£19.7 million) for Atlético Mineiro defender Guilherme Arana.
What is the story?
Yes, it looks like Leeds want to sign another left-back, although Junior Firpo only arrived at Elland Road as recently as July.
The Brazilian news agency reported that Leeds had made an offer to buy the 24-year-old, who won a gold medal at the Olympic Games earlier this year.
Leeds have a good chance to sign 6 lids The Brazil international, as Atlético Mineiro’s domestic campaign is now over, and January is considered their pre-season.
The South American also played every minute of the aforementioned Olympic Games success, as Tite helped him shine.
What will Leeds get at Guilherme Arana?
Interestingly, the defender once admitted that he emulates his game on Roberto Carlos, as he idolizes the former Brazil and Real Madrid left-back.
As quoted by the Spanish news agency AS, the Leeds target said: “He has always been a point of reference for me, ever since I was a kid and I watched Brazil on television. I have always admired him and he is a player that I want to try and emulate.”
If Arana is anything like an iconic goalscorer, Marcelo Bielsa will add a deadly weapon to his squad.
The question is, what does this news mean for Junior Firpo?
As noted above, the Spaniard only arrived at Elland Road in July, so have the whites abandoned him yet?
Despite a shaky start, the former Barcelona man is improving, so it would be harsh to replace him early in his career at Leeds.
Having said that, Bielsa may have an alternative plan for Arana.
Only time will tell what will happen, but for now, stay tuned for this interesting story.
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