Leeds summer target Sebastian Eriksson admits he wants to leave Cagliari

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Cagliari midfielder Sebastian Eriksson has admitted his interest in leaving the Serie A club.

Unsurprisingly, Massimo Cellino used his contacts in Italy to bring a number of players to Leeds United this summer, with a total of eight players arriving from Italian clubs this summer, and Brazilian Adryan even played for Cellino's former club Cagliari last season.

With quite the foreign contingent building at Elland Road, it would be little surprise to see Cellino bring in more players from Serie A in January.

In fairness, that total of eight could've been even higher in the summer, with Cellino reneging on a deal to sign Sassuolo centre back Jonathan Rossini, whilst the Yorkshire Evening Post also credited Leeds with an interest in Swedish midfielder Sebastian Eriksson.

The 25-year-old was a star back in Sweden with Goteborg, but has played made just 13 starts for Cagliari since his 2011 move to Sardinia.

Cellino reportedly wanted to bring Eriksson with him from Cagliari to West Yorkshire, but the deal couldn't be done because Eriksson was in rehabilitation from a knee injury.

Now fit but still on the sidelines, Eriksson has told press back in Sweden that he's had enough of being sat on the bench and could seek a move in January.

"These were three difficult years for me mentally and physically. In January, I will be twenty-six; I want to play regularly," admitted Eriksson.

Another Leeds move for Eriksson would likely depend on moving Luke Murphy and David Norris out of the club, whilst Premier League clubs are seemingly queuing up to sign teenager Alex Mowatt.

In Leeds' diamond system, you can never have too many central midfield players, and Eriksson - who is at his best when allowed to go from box-to-box - would add to Leeds' strength in midfield alongside Tommaso Bianchi, Rodolph Austin and the aforementioned Mowatt.

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