Leeds United are reportedly lining up a move for Groningen winger Mimoun Mahi, according to a report by the football insider. 

Mahi has been one of the Eredivisie’s star men over the last eighteen months and it is reported that a number of English clubs are keeping tabs on the progress of the 23-year-old. In January, Swansea were credited with an interest for the Moroccan but a move never materialised.

Mahi began his career at Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam, where he made a total of 41 appearances in all competitions. He scored seven goals in total for Sparta, before joining current club Groningen in 2014.

However, it was in the 2016/17 season where Mahi really made a name for himself. In 32 Eredivisie appearances, he scored 17 goals making him the leagues sixth top scorer. This was ahead of Everton’s £23.6m signing Davy Klaassen.

His rich goalscoring form has continued into this campaign as well, with Mahi already firing in 4 goals in the first seven league games.

At youth level, Mahi represented the Netherlands from the under 18s, right through to the under 21s. However, he has since switched allegiances to the Moroccan national side, winning his first cap at the start of last month, scoring in a 6-0 victory against Mali.

It is believed that Thomas Christiansen still wants to strengthen his team in the attacking third of the pitch. With Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Stuart Dallas all being unable to tie down a consistent starting place on the left wing, Mahi could just be the signing Leeds need.

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