Earlier this week, Leeds United were linked to Uruguayan international Nahitan Nandez was mooted as being a player Leeds United were considering splashing out big on. News has clarified somewhat since then.
Uruguayan media source Ovación have said that the Whites are ready to move in with a cheeky Nandez bid. However, they say that this bid for the 20-cap international’s service comes with a ‘big if’ attached – that is if the Whites should secure promotion to the Premier League.
Ovación say that Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa “is behind the steps of the Uruguayan flyer” before going on to say that “much will depend if Leeds ends up getting promotion to the Premier League.”
There is also further news via Ovación that is regarding the talented midfielder’s release clause with Boca Juniors. Talking about the interest from Europe, interest via Italian side Cagliari and Premier League Leicester City, they quote a release clause of €30m (£25.68m).
That is more than an eye-watering amount for Leeds United to consider paying, even baring in mind the influx of money that would come alongside Premier League promotion. However, they do go on to say that Boca “could hear offers” for the Uruguayan midfielder.
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.
He has also represented his country 20 times since making his début in 2015 at the age of 19. He 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.