Leeds prepare to step up interest in bright PSG forward

Jesse Marsch’s Elland Road revolution is NOT over yet as Leeds prepare to step up interest in PSG’s star young forward Arnaud Kalimuendo

  • Leeds boss Jesse Marsch is having to transform his squad over the summer
  • Kalvin Phillips has joined Man City and Raphinha is closing in on Barcelona
  • As a result Marsch is seeking a number of reinforcements, particularly in attack
  • PSG striker Arnaud Kalimuendo is among those the Yorkshire side are targeting 

Leeds are preparing to step up their interest in Paris Saint-Germain forward Arnaud Kalimuendo, 20, who was on loan at Lens last season.

Kalimuendo impressed while out on loan and it is little surprise he is generating interest outside of the Parc des Princes. 

Leeds boss Jesse Marsch is keen to bolster his attacking ranks ahead of the season, not least with star man Raphinha closing in on a switch to Barcelona. 

PSG striker Arnaud Kalimuendo, 20, (left), is generating interest from Leeds boss Jesse Marsch

Kalimuendo has spent two years on loan at Lens and he has proven a hit with supporters

It took a dramatic late winner on the final day at Brentford to ensure survival last season and Marsch knows he must add goals to his game to avoid a repeat – or worse.

Across two years with Lens, Kalimuendo, a France U21 international, scored 21 times and added a six assists over 65 appearances.

Kalimuendo’s versatility in attack is also likely to appeal to Leeds, who are not the only suitor interested in grabbing the young forward. 

He is comfortable deployed as a traditional No 9 striker but has also proven he can play behind the strikers as a No 10 as well as playing out wide.  

He has largely played as a No 9 but has shown he can versatile right across the attacking line

Leeds recently added £21m Feyenoord star Luis Sinisterra (pictured) to their attacking options

Leeds have also been credited with interest in free agent Juan Mata, who left rivals Manchester United this summer, but are not pursuing a deal as it stands.

They are also weighing up a move for Stoke’s Josh Tymon as left back Junior Firpo is out for eight weeks.

Marsch has already made six signings this summer and is keen for more as he leaves his mark on this group as he looks to refresh the team left by Marcelo Bielsa. 

Tyler Adams, Marc Roca, Rasmus Kristensen, Brenden Aaronson, Darko Gyabi and Luis Sinisterra have all arrived at Elland Road this summer. 

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