Leeds United are ‘within the entrance row’ to signal Sasa Lukic within the January switch window.
What’s the discuss?
That’s in keeping with a report by Italian media outlet Forza Roma (by way of Sport Witness), who declare that, regardless of the curiosity of Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma, it’s Victor Orta who’s now main the race to signal the Torino midfielder this winter.
The report goes on to state that that is all the way down to the truth that Il Toro’s director of soccer, Davide Vagnati, is demanding a €15m (£13m) payment as a way to half with the 26-year-old in January – a worth the Giallorossi can not afford.
Lastly, it’s steered that the Serbian desires a transfer away from the Stadio Olimpico this winter, with it being claimed that Lukic ‘can have a direct confrontation with the Torino administration to ask for a switch’ upon his return from the Qatar World Cup.
Whereas it’s true that Tyler Adams and Marc Roca have each extremely impressed since their respective strikes to Elland Street this summer time, with the duo having scored simply one objective and registered one help between them within the Premier League to this point this season, it’s clear that barely extra attacking aptitude could be a welcome addition in Jesse Marsch’s squad.
And, over his 35 Serie A appearances final season, the £17.5m-rated Lukic was in incredible attacking kind, bagging 5 targets, offering 4 assists and creating 5 huge possibilities for his teammates, in addition to taking a median of 0.9 photographs, making 0.9 key passes and finishing 0.8 dribbles – at successful charge of 74% – per sport.
These metrics noticed the 26-year-old who Gleison Bremer dubbed an “excellent midfielder” common an eye catching SofaScore match ranking of 7.03, rating him as Ivan Jurić’s sixth-best participant within the Italian high flight.
The £22k-per-week expertise has as soon as once more shone going forwards this season, having already hit the again of the online twice and created two huge possibilities for his teammates over his 12 league fixtures, along with making a median of 1 key cross, taking one shot and taking part in 2.7 lengthy balls – at successful charge of 68% – per sport.
As such, with Lukic showing to be a way more artistic pressure within the remaining third than the likes of Adams and Roca, the information that Orta appears to be like to be main the race for the midfielder is undoubtedly incredible information for Leeds, because the 26-year-old will surely make a wonderful addition to Marsch’s present choices in the course of the park.