Many Leeds United fans have grown somewhat impatient at the lack of progress that the club has made across the current transfer window. In total, the Whites have brought in just three players for the first-team squad.
Arriving at Elland Road is marquee signing Helder Costa and the former Wolves forward is joined by loanee pair Ben White (Brighton) and the returning Jack Harrison (Manchester City). Jack Clarke also makes a return to Elland Road having not really left.
Clarke’s return comes on the back of a sale to Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £10million. Other outgoings have also been of the same high quality with Pontus Jansson having already gone and first-choice striker Kemar Roofe also looking extremely likely to be unveiled as an Anderlecht player early next week.
Now Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, who writes for the likes of Caliciomercato and La Gazzetta dello Sport, has given these embittered fans a soupcon of hope with the following tweet:
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) August 3, 2019
Here he adds that increasing sense of finality in that he says that “talks [are] ongoing” between Leeds United and Inter Milan in an attempt to “finalize” the deals that will bring young players Facundo Colidio and Ryan Nolan to Elland Road from the San Siro
Colidio is a 19-year-old striker who is very highly thought of at the Serie A club and arrived from Argentinian side Boca Juniors Under-20 side for a big fee of £8.5million in September 2017. In his 31 appearances for Inter’s youth side last season, the Rafaela-born youngster scored 12 times, including five in five in the highly competitive UEFA Youth League. He is a nine-cap Argentina Under-20 international with three goals to his name.
Colidio’s teammate, Ryan Nolan is a young Limerick-born centre-back who moved with his family to Spain as a youngster. Inter picked him up from Spanish side Torre Pacheco in late July 2015. He is now in the final year of his current deal, with rumblings saying that he is looking to move on in search of more consistent football. Nolan featured in 42 games last season for Inter’s Primavera side, scoring once in the Viareggio Tournament against a Serie D representative side. He is also the Under-19/Primavera captain at the club.