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Leeds United in transfer tussle with Celtic and Rangers in pursuit of 12-goal forward

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Leeds United are among a host of high-profile clubs looking to sign Willem II forward Fran Sol, according to reports from Teamtalk.

The 26-year old is the second-highest goalscorer in Eredivisie, with 12 goals in 16 matches to his name thus far this term.

His form in front of goal has not only alerted interest from Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, but the likes of Celtic, Rangers and Championship trio Middlesbrough, Swansea City and Derby County are all reportedly tracking the prolific Spaniard.

Sol, a youth product of European giants Real Madrid, signed for Willem in 2016 from Villarreal, and has since scored 38 goals in 73 starts for the Dutch outfit.

The striker is out of contract at the end of the season, and despite the club having a year’s option on the player, it’ll be very hard to keep hold of their talisman – with reported Premier League interest from Burnley, Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City.

Leeds are currently the league leaders in the Sky Bet Championship, and sit six points clear of West Bromwich Albion in 3rd position.

The Verdict

This is a very interesting development for sure.

Sol seems to be on fire over in the Netherlands, and there’s no doubt that he’d bring an added goal threat to whoever he signs for.

Do Leeds really need him, though? They have Kemar Roofe firing on all cylinders, with Patrick Bamford also close to a full return from injury.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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