27 September 2020 14:46
Leeds United are close to signing FC Utrecht winger Gyrano Kerk in the coming days, the Mirror reports. According to the report (printed edition, page 74), the Whites are close to agreeing a deal for Kenk, and the deal could be completed before the end of the week. In fact, the Yorkshire club are hoping to unveil the striker this week, with Leeds close to agreeing a £10m deal for the player. The 24-year-old, who managed 11 goals and 12 assists last season, was also Serie A duo Verona and Cagliari. However, both the clubs weren't willing to pay more than £9m, whereas Leeds are offering a better deal for Kerk.
Kerk is under contract at the Dutch club till 2023. He is the fastest player in the Dutch league and has been labelled as the Usain Bolt of Dutch football. Leeds have been in negotiation with the player this weekend, and it seems that they have pulled off the deal for him. Marcelo Bielsa, the Leeds boss, has been impressed with the scoring reports and watched the player in action before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. Despite signing Rodrigo on a club-record deal, Leeds are looking to bolster their attacking midfield areas, and Kerk would be a very good option for the club.
He was one of Norwich's brightest players last season as they were relegated from the Premier League. The Press Association claim that Leeds are also rivalling Aston Villa for Canaries striker Pukki, who netted 11 times last season. Kerk latest De Telegraaf report that Leeds are closing in on a deal for Gyrano Kerk. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder mainly plays on the wing for Utrecht but is versatile enough to play elsewhere. He netted 10 goals and set up eight assists in the Eredivisie last season and could well be a Rodrigo De Paul alternative.
Utrecht are said to be after €10m for the player. Hauge lnked Calcio Mercato report that Leeds have entered the race to sign Bodo/Glimt winger Jens Petter Hauge. Sign up to our Leeds United newsletter for Rodrigo De Paul updates Why should you sign up? Rodrigo De Paul is the talk of all Leeds United fans at the moment and LeedsLive will bring you the very latest updates as the Whites continue their pursuit of the Udinese midfielder. By signing up for our Leeds United newsletter, you will receive a once-daily email that will deliver the latest on De Paul, what he will bring to the club, plus the very latest transfer goings-on at Elland Road. How do you sign up? It's easy and only takes seconds - you can click HERE, enter your email and select Leeds United, then submit. Or you can simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article - or any article on the Leeds United section of LeedsLive in fact - labelled 'Sign up for free email updates' and click 'Subscribe'. And that's it, you're all set. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to. For more details, click here. The 20-year-old Norweigan impressed against AC Milan in the Europa League recently, leading to links to the Serie A giants. Yet Leeds are now claimed to be one of the leaders of the race for his signature. Hauge can play both on the wing and centrally. And, as ever, there's plenty of Sunday transfer gossip swirling around the internet with clubs looking to conclude a host massive of incomings and outgoings. Simply scroll down and click through the pages to view the very latest transfer news and rumours from around the web – and don't forget to check back tomorrow for more of the same. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images) Leeds United are hopeful that they are closing in on signing Gyrano Kerk, with the Sunday Mirror (27/9; page 74) reporting that his other admirers are unwilling to match the Whites' offer. The Sunday Mirror reports that Leeds are close to agreeing a £10 million deal with Utrecht for Kerk. And it is suggested that they hope to unveil the attacking midfielder this coming week. The report notes that they have received a further boost in their pursuit of the 24-year-old. According to the Sunday Mirror (27/9; page 74), both Verona and Cagliari are unwilling to pay more than £9 million for the Dutchman. It looks set to be a shrewd piece of business for the Whites if they can complete a move for Kerk. As noted by the Mirror, he is the fastest player in the Eredivisie. And he scored 11 goals and contributed 12 assists in all competitions last season. He is also capable of playing anywhere across the forward line, including up front. So it would appear that he would be able to provide cover for the likes of Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo Moreno. Of course, Leeds fans may be refusing to get carried away until a move is confirmed. But the signs certainly appear to be positive. And if they do sign Kerk, they will be hoping that they are the ones vindicated for meeting his asking price rather than the Serie A pair who have seemingly left the path clear for Leeds. Premier League club Leeds United are reportedly on the verge of signing FC Utrecht winger Gyrano Kerk for £9.1m amid reported interest in Rangers' Ryan Kent. Reports earlier in the week suggested that Marcelo Bielsa's side had not yet given up hope of securing a deal for the Rangers talisman. But with Kent adamant he wants to repay Rangers in what promises to be a crunch season at Ibrox it now appears like the newly-promoted side have finally gotten the message. According to Dutch paper De Telegraaf, Leeds are said to have pipped Serie A sides Caligari and Hellas Verona for Dutch winger Kerk, 24, with Utrecht holding out for £9.1m (€10m) for the player. Kerk enjoyed an outstanding season in red and white last year, scoring 12 goals and laying on 11 assists in 30 games and helping FC Utrecht to a 6th placed finish in the Eredivisie. News of the potential transfer to Leeds United will also come as a big relief to Rangers fans with Ryan Kent in outstanding form at the beginning of the season. Subscribe Leeds reportedly had a £10m bid rejected for Kent by Rangers earlier in the transfer window as the Premier League outfit flexed their financial muscle. The Yorkshire club has undergone a summer of hefty investments, bringing the likes of Rodrigo (£26m), Koch (£13m), Diego Llorente (£20m) and Helder Costa (£16m) to Elland Road. The Whites have also been linked with a loan move for Manchester United's Welsh winger Dan James as they look to strengthen their side before the transfer window closes.