Report: Leeds hand trial to Gabriele Perico, who has previously worked with Cellino

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Leeds have reportedly handed a trial to Gabriele Perico.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesGabriele Perico in action with Roma's Radja Nainggolan

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have taken Italian defender Gabriele Perico on trial as they look to land a new right back.

Gaetano Berardi is returning from injury, but with Lewie Coyle as the club's only cover after Scott Wootton's departure, manager Garry Monk may be keen on a new right back.

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The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that, after Monk snubbed deals for Conor McLaughlin and Reece Wabara, Italian defender Gabriele Perico has now linked up with the club on trial.

Perico, 32, is a free agent having left Cesena earlier this summer, and will now play for the Leeds Under-21's against Farsley this evening.

General view inside the stadium before the game

A veteran right back with bags of experience in Italy, Perico is familiar with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino having been at Cagliari together, and a reunion could now be on the cards.

With three goals in 56 games for Cesena, Perico was a regular for the Italian side, but is now hoping to win a contract with Leeds and offer them some depth at right back.

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This appears to be a move recommended by Cellino, given his history with Perico, but it remains to be seen whether manager Monk is quite as keen on the Italian.

Right back now appears to be a major priority for Leeds as we head towards the final month of the transfer window, and free agent Perico now has the opportunity to solve the problem for Monk.

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