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Leeds reportedly couldn't sign Brandley Kuwas, but must be planning to sign him for free

Brandley Kuwas of Heracles Almelo 3-0 during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Heracles Almelo and De Graafschap Doetinchem at Polman stadium on September 21, 2018 in Almelo, The...

Leeds United reportedly wanted to sign Brandley Kuwas over the summer.

Brandley Kuwas of Heracles Almelo during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Heracles Almelo v FC Emmen at the Polman Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Almelo Netherlands

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.

Brandley Kuwas of Heracles Almelo 3-0 during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Heracles Almelo and De Graafschap Doetinchem at Polman stadium on September 21, 2018 in Almelo, The...

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.

Brandley Kuwas of Heracles Almelo during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Heracles Almelo and ADO Den Haag at Polman stadium on August 18, 2018 in Almelo, The Netherlands

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