Earlier this week, here on The72, and via Italian source Tutto Mercato Web (TMW), we wrote about Leeds United’s latest transfer target interest – Nahitan Nandez.
TMW report that the Whites, who are riding high in the Sky Bet Championship, are not alone in their interest and ‘pursuit’ of the 23-year-old Nandez. Lining up alongside the Whites are a number of Serie A sides.
Tutto Mercato Web writes that Serie A sides Sampdoria and Fiorentina are joined by Leeds United in “studying the situation” of the 23-year-old, while Cagliari could look to pick up from where they left off in January when they held discussions over a possible move.
Leeds United fans face the exciting proposition of an eight-game run-in to the end of the season in the Sky Bet Championship. They are currently sat in 3rd place, only a point behind Sheffield United who occupy the last of the automatic promotion places.
‘Interest’ in Nandez is both speculative and tentative, and based solely on that snippet from TMW. However, here’s five things for Leeds United fans to know about Nahitan Nandez.
Cheeky Nandez interest – four things for Leeds United fans
1. Current top-level experience: The Uruguayan currently plays for Argentinian side Boca Juniors, where he has been since joining in 2017. He has played 48 games for the Primera Division side, netting six goals and providing four assists along the way.
2. Prior top-level experience: Prior to joining Boca Juniors in 2017, Nandez played for Uruguayan Primera Division side Penarol, where he progressed through the youth academy and into the first-team. He made his debut for Penarol in 2014 and went on to play 87 times, scoring eight and assisting 11 goals.
3. Current form: Nandez has featured in 11 Boca games this season, starting nine of these games. He’s scored in his last two outings against San Lorenzo and San Martin. He’s also earned six yellow cards this season, serving a one-match ban.
4. International performances: Nandez featured heavily in Uruguay’s 2018 World Cup run last summer, where they made it to the Quarter Finals before being knocked out by eventual winners France. The midfielder played in all five games, starting in four. Overall, he has represented his country 20 times since making his debut in 2015 at the age of 19.