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Leeds United reportedly target left winger; Brazilian Raphael Martinho on Cellino's radar

Could a new Brazilian be heading to Leeds United this summer?

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are now prioritising the signing of a new left winger and are interested in Brazilian Raphael Martinho.

The 27-year-old is currently co-owned by Italian clubs Catania and Verona and he has previously turned out for AC Cesana.

Last season Martinho played 22 times before suffering an injury, but before that setback he scored four goals and provided five assists suggesting he could be a very handy option if Leeds make their move.

Leeds have been lacking sufficient width for quite some time and it would be no surprise if they added to their impressive summer signings by bringing in an additional wide-man.

While manager Uwe Rosler has strengthened at the back, up front and now in midfield with the loan signing of Tom Adeyemi, there is still work to be done before the new Championship campaign kicks off.

Charlie Taylor proved effective on the left wing at times last season, while Nicky Ajose could also get a fresh chance at the club under Rosler, but an out-and-out left winger would not go amiss and Martinho’s age means he would bring some valuable experience to a relatively young Leeds squad.

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