Leeds United have stepped up their pursuit for a left winger and are to make an approach for Brazilian winger Raphael Martinho, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The Yorkshire club are in desperate need of both pace and width and a move for Martinho could see the club return to Italy to find squad reinforcements.
Leeds have seen an influx of Italian players since owner Massimo Cellino took over club in 2014. Some have become an integral part of the squad including Mirco Antenucci, Giuseppe Bellusci and Marco Silvestri, however some have struggled to find form and a regular start in West Yorkshire.
The Elland Road outfit are in desperate need of a left sided midfielder and the player looks like an affordable asset to bring in.
New head coach Uwe Rosler is finding out who will be in his plans for the coming season, this position is one that is definitely in need of some reinforcements.
Leeds are currently without a left sided midfielder, with left back Charlie Taylor having somewhat success in the area last season. Martinho could arrive and galvanise that side of the pitch in the planned 4-3-3 system that Rosler is set to implicate at Elland Road.
The former Paulista and Catania midfielder is currently co-owned by Italian side Hellas Verona. and started his career with a very successful loan spell at the club, but he has struggled to replicate that form since joining on a permanent basis.
The 27-year old now looks set for a move and the Whites look like the club to take him on after a somewhat failure to secure other targets, including Sheffield United’s Jamie Murphy.
As Leeds look elsewhere, the club’s attention has now turned to Martinho to solve their crisis and hopefully add some Brazilian flair to their squad. The same flair that was offered with former loanee Adryan, but hopefully less dramatics involved.
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