Leeds United fans react to reported interest in Besiktas star Jeremain Lens

Ozan Kabak (R) of Galatasaray in action against Jeramain Lens (L) of Besiktas during the Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Besiktas and Galatasaray at Vodafone Park in Istanbul,...

Leeds are said to have scouted the Besiktas ace last week.

Jeremain Lens of Besiktas during the UEFA Europa League   match between Genk v Besiktas at the Cristal Arena on November 8, 2018 in Genk Belgium

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.

Head coach of Besiktas Senol Gunes (L) and his player Jeremain Lens (R) attend a press conference ahead of UEFA Europa League Group I football match against K.R.C. Genk on November 7, 2018...

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.

Jeremain Lens (L) of Besiktas in action during the UEFA Europa League Group I game between Sarpsborg and Besiktas at the Sarpsborg Stadion in Sarpsborg, Norway on November 29, 2018.

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