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Leeds United reportedly interested in free agent Simone Pepe

Could an experienced Italian winger be on his way to Leeds United this summer?

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are interested in signing Italian winger Simone Pepe on a free transfer this summer.

The wide-man will be released by Champions League runners-up Juventus this summer, with his current contract expiring at the end of June, and it is now being suggested that Leeds maintain an interest in him.

That said Pepe is likely to have a number of suitors, after 95 appearances for Juventus and a career that has seen him spend time at other Italian clubs including Udinese and Cagliari.

Pepe made 16 appearances for the Italian champions last season including 12 in Serie A and he scored one goal and set up two others in that time.

Leeds could do with additional wide players and having dealt with some of their other issues – bringing in a new reserve goalkeeper, signing a promising young striker and strengthening their back-line with the permanent signing of Sol Bamba, that could be the next target area for manager Uwe Rosler.

But as the Yorkshire Evening Post says, Pepe is also likely to attract attention from some top sides in his homeland and it would be quite a coup if Leeds ultimately get their man.

His age could also play a factor, but in truth Leeds could do with some more experience and the one thing that could really decide the move one way or the other is the wages on offer.

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