Kaka’s prediction about Leeds United target Cyle Larin

Karim Benzema (2nd L) of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his second goal with his teammates Raul Gonzalez (L), Royston Drenthe (2nd R) and Kaka (R) during the La Liga match between Real...

Leeds United have been linked with Orlando City striker Cyle Larin in the January transfer window.

Cyle Larin #9 of Orlando City SC celebrates his goal with Matias Perez Garcia #32 and Carlos Rivas #11 and Antonio Nocerino #23 of Orlando City SC during a MLS soccer match between New...

Leeds United have been linked with a move for Orlando City striker Cyle Larin. According to The Sun on Sunday (page 58, September 10, 2017), Leeds are eyeing a swoop for the 22-year-old in the January transfer window (click here to read more).

The Canada international is a goal machine and is already Orlando’s all-time top scorer despite being just 22 years of age. The youngster is claimed to be valued at £2 million by the MLS club.

Cyle Larin #9 of Orlando City SC kicks the ball during a MLS soccer match between Real Salt Lake and the Orlando City SC at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on March 6, 2016 in Orlando, Florida....

Major League Soccer is a competitive domestic league, but the Championship is tougher and more rigourous.

While Larin is a very prolific striker and has been a success in MLS, many Elland Road faithful will wonder whether he would adapt to the Championship.

Brazilian legend Kaka’s comments from several months ago, though, suggest that the Canada international would be a success in Europe.

Brazil's Kaka kicks the ball during a traning session at Orlando Stadium on June 27, 2009 in Soweto, Johannesburg. Brazil faces the USA national soccer team tomorrow in their Confederation...

Back in January 2017, the 35-year-old Orlando attacking midfielder, who won the World Cup with Brazil back in 2002, La Liga with Real Madrid in 2012 and Serie A with AC Milan in 2003-04, said that Larin is good enough to play for a big team in Europe - comments which will surely make the Leeds fans optimistic.

“I think Cyle can go far,” MLSSoccer.com quoted Kaka as saying in January 2017. “Cyle is a very good player and the third season for us will be great, but I think Cyle can play in a big team in Europe as well.”

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