Leeds are said to have scouted the Besiktas ace last week.
Leeds United reportedly scouted Besiktas attacker Jeremain Lens last week during the Turkish side’s 3-2 win over Sarpsborg in the Europa League – and some Whites fans are excited over the prospect of signing the Dutch ace.
Turkish outlet Fotomac claim that the 31-year-old was watched by Leeds scouts, as he scored twice to help Besiktas come from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and give the SuperLig side a chance at qualifying for the knockout phase.
The ex-Sunderland winger joined Besiktas permanently in the summer from the Wearside club for a fee of £6million (Sunderland Echo), after being loaned to Senol Gunes’ side for the entire 2017-18 campaign.
This season, Lens has scored five goals and created six more in his 18 league and cup appearances. However, he remains somewhat of a bit-part player, as he continues to rival the likes of Ryan Babel and Ricardo Quaresma.
Leeds haven plenty of options out wide in the form of Jack Harrison, Pablo Hernandez, Gjanni Alioski and Jack Clarke, but it appears that Marcelo Bielsa wants to add to that list in the form of Lens.
Some Leeds fans are excited over the prospect of Lens pulling on a Leeds shirt, with his pace, power and eye for goal making him a player that is renowned to excite a home crowd. Some, though, are unsure over landing a player in his thirties.
would do bits in this league finally someone who’s direct and rapid— Armo ☀️ (@Jordan_Armo) December 3, 2018
Can’t see it, too old for Bielsa.— Marcelo Bielsa Fan Account (@TotalLeedsball) December 3, 2018
Depends on how highly he rates him really.— Daryl (@DarylRS29) December 3, 2018
He’s two years younger than Pablo.
Tidy player, quick and direct. Would slot in neatly on the left. Definitely the type of player we need. Not sure how likely it is, he only joined Beşiktaş permanently in the summer?— Calum Archibald (@calumarchie) December 3, 2018
Be a class signing he’s playing some good football but I think he’s still got 3-4 years contract left, would they want a stupid price ?— Burny (@Aaronburnside) December 3, 2018
former sunderland player . ive always liked him just doubt we can afford him— James Howson (@BigJimmy_V) December 3, 2018