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According to a report from TuttoMercatoWeb, Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is keeping an eye on the situation of PSV Eindhoven youngster Justin Lonwijk.

Leeds United could join the chase for PSV Eindhoven starlet Justin Lonwijk, with manager Marcelo Bielsa “studying” the midfielder’s situation.

The report claims that Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt have made contact with Lonwijk over a possible move to Germany, while Italian giants Roma are also considering an approach for the young Dutchman.

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However, the European duo could yet be joined in the race for the midfielder’s signature, with Bielsa keeping tabs on how his situation with PSV develops. His contract with the Eredivisie side is set to expire at the end of the season, but the current Dutch champions are keen for Longwijk to sign a new deal with the club.

After starting his youth career with fellow Dutch side Willem II, Lonwijk joined the PSV academy in 2010. After progressing through the club’s youth ranks, he has made his way into the club’s reserve side, Jong PSV.

So far in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie – Holland’s second tier – the 19-year-old has played nine games, netting three goals and providing one assist (Transfermarkt).

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Lonwijk has already represented the Netherlands at a number of youth levels. He has played three times for the Under-16s and six times for both the Under-17s and Under-18s. The youngster has also played nine times for the country’s Under-19s side.

Now, with his contract up at the end of the season, the Dutchman faces a decision regarding his future. Lonwijk could remain in his homeland, or take a risk in moving aboard.

Leeds United have been successful in bringing through young talents since the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa. Youth academy players Jack Clarke and Jamie Shackleton have featured regularly this season, while January arrival Mateusz Bogusz has progressed well since his move from Poland, earning his way into first-team training sessions.

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