Leeds United keen on French defensive starlet
Leeds United are said to be plotting a move for 18-year-old French full-back Enzo Valentim, according to Football Insider.
Born in September 2000, the full-back is only 18 years old and currently plays for Reims II in the fourth tier of French professional football. The right-back was called up to represent the French Under 18’s National team back in February of 2018 and is said to be highly rated over in France impressing for both his club and his appearances in a French shirt.
Leeds are said to be looking to strengthen their youth ranks before the transfer window slams shut, and the prospect of such to any player would give them a boost, as Bielsa has proven in the past with the likes of Jack Clarke and Jaime Shackelton that he is not in any way afraid of giving younger players a chance in the first team. Any player that would be signing for Leeds to be in the youth ranks would be thrown straight into the deep end with how Bielsa expects football to be played, with the youth teams mirroring the first team style of play, making it easier for younger players to prosper and offer Bielsa option of players who know the system expected.
Valentim came through the youth ranks at Tours FC, before making the switch to Reims last summer, making 22 first-team appearances for Tours and Tours II. The youngster is said to be on the radar of many clubs after his impressive performances, but a move to Leeds United under the guidance of Marco Bielsa may be too good for the youngster to ignore.