Leeds United reportedly wanted to sign Brandley Kuwas over the summer.
Most of Leeds United’s summer transfer business saw them sign players with Championship experience, but they did allegedly make an attempt to bring in a winger from the Eredivisie.
Goal reported in August that Leeds made a late attempt to sign Heracles Almelo winger Brandley Kuwas, but couldn’t meet the £3.25million asking price.
Kuwas, 26, has impressed in the Eredivisie, and notched five goals and 13 assists last season, making him a wanted man in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
A Curacao international who primarily plays on the right flank but loves to cut in on his left foot, Kuwas has great dribbling ability and creativity, and it’s easy to see why Leeds were keen.
£3.25million may have been beyond Leeds at the time of their interest, but they can have another shot at signing him in January given that his contract expires next summer.
Kuwas will therefore be available for free on a pre-contract agreement, and having been in talks to sign him for a fee, Leeds are surely plotting a deal to land him for nothing.
Jack Harrison – another right winger who cuts in on his left foot – is only on loan from Manchester City, and Ezgjan Alioski’s inconsistency means Marcelo Bielsa may be keen on another option.
Kuwas fits that bill, and could be an impressive signing for Leeds even if he isn’t a household name at this stage in his career, with a free transfer certainly worth pushing for in 2019.
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