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Leeds United in race to sign Swansea City target from Netherlands

Leeds United are amongst a host of clubs interested in Couhaib Driouech, as per Voetbal Zone (via Sport Witness).

Leeds United are hoping to make positive strides in the summer window to gear up for yet another promotion push.

The Whites narrowly missed out on automatic promotion, finishing 3rd and more misery was piled on the Yorkshire club as they lost in the play-off final last month.

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Daniel Farke remains in charge of Leeds United and this time he will be hoping to not leave his side’s fate down to the play-offs and instead secure an automatic promotion place.

One man recently linked with a move to Leeds United is Driouech. The young winger played 26 games in the Eredivisie for Excelsior last season, scoring six and assisting six during the 2023/24 campaign.

The Dutch-born, Moroccan youth international has previously been targeted by Swansea City in the Championship.

However, the latest reports suggest Leeds United are chasing the winger. The Whites are joined by several other sides including top tier outfits PSV and Sevilla.

Meeting the asking price

The report claims Excelsior are wanting a fee of around €3.5million and €4m for their 22-year-old this summer.

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It remains to be seen whether any of the interested sides are willing to meet that demand, but the youngster is certainly a big talent.

Leeds United may find it tough to compete with the likes of Sevilla who can offer top tier football and the prospect of European football, however one thing the Whites may be able to tempt Driouech with is game time.

An ideal replacement

There has been talk this summer that Leeds United may have to lose a few of their key players this summer.

Summerville is one man who has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League. Despite reports suggesting he is happy to stay at Elland Road, should he leave it would open a gap out wide in Leeds United’s squad.

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Recent investment from Red Bull means they might be able to hold onto more than they initially thought possible, but should they lose any of their depth in wide areas, Driouech would be a very shrewd signing to come in and fill that gap.

The youngster is a dynamic winger with room still to grow into. He showed last season he can contribute to goals and assists at a top level in the Netherlands and he should be able to come into the Championship and hit the ground running.

The asking price isn’t that high either and that should be quite attractive to Leeds United who may need to be quite smart with their budget during this transfer window.

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