Former Leeds United target now a 'landmark' of Cagliari team

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Former Leeds United target Dani Avelar is now consiered a key part of Cagliari's team.

A report from Italian source TMW suggests that Cagliari boss Zdenek Zeman has fallen in love with the playing style of Dani Avelar at the club.

Avelar was strongly linked with a move to Leeds United last winter, but a deal never happened and recent rumblings that the deal could have been resurrected appear to be misguided.

“From the early days of retreating, Zeman was immediately in love with the Brazilian, who has now become one of the landmarks of the Sardinian team,” reports TMW.

It’s been difficult for Leeds United to focus on realistic winter transfer targets because the side has already seen four different spells under different managers, with Neil Redfearn currently in charge of his second spell as caretaker boss.

He’s likely to be confirmed into the role imminently, but it’s impossible for him to judge where Leeds need to add players in the transfer market until he’s sure of his own position and has worked with the first team squad thoroughly.

There’s even a case to argue that he won’t dip into the transfer market until next summer because of his positive relationship with the younger players at Leeds and his willingness to give them a chance.

Even if Redfearn was keen on Avelar, and there’s no indication he is, the above report is evidence that it would be a difficult deal for him to pull off.

He’s also got two good options at left-back already in the form of Gaetano Berardi and Stephen Warnock which suggests no need to add another player imminently in that position.

Therefore, it shouldn’t be considered a blow and Leeds will move on.

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