Should Leeds United target Serie A free agent winger Juraj Kucka this summer?


The Slovakian is out of contract with Genoa in June.

Leeds United are probably already a step behind every other team in the Championship next season when it comes to player recruitment.

Leeds have still not decided whether Neil Redfearn will be continuing as boss next term and the players whose contracts at the club have expired are only just being dealt with now.

It certainly leaves things open for interpretation at the club for the summer, including who should come into Elland Road.

One ambitious target should be Juraj Kucka.

Leeds have excellent links in Italian football, thanks to Massimo Cellino's ownership. Slovakian international Kucka is out of contract at Genoa this summer and it seems, with little time before that deal expires, that no renewal is in place.

The former Sparta Prague midfielder can play either on the wing or as an attacking midfielder. He also has 39 caps for his country, scoring four times for Slovakia.

Previously co-owned by Inter Milan it seems the 28-year-old will be free to make any decision he wishes regarding his future.

Leeds can certainly pull off the odd coup, and their reputation is still large across Europe.

Kucka's signing would be a real sign of intent to the rest of the Championship that Leeds mean business in 2015-16, not to mention the fact they are desperately in need of wide men.

Kucka would be a difficult, but obtainable target, now their transfer embargo has been lifted.

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