Leeds would be crazy to sign Nemanja Radoja, despite being free

Nemanja Radoja of Celta de Vigo looks on during Celta de Vigo players before the pre-season friendly match between Celta de Vigo and Mainz 05 at Estadio de Balaidos on August 11, 2018 in...

Leeds United are reportedly interested in Nemanja Radoja.

Nemanja Radoja of Celta de Vigo reacts during the La Liga match between Celta de Vigo and Espanyol at Balaidos Stadium on February 11, 2018 in Vigo, Spain.

To say that Leeds United had an injury-hit season last time around would be an understatement.

Marcelo Bielsa had so many injuries that the treatment room at Thorp Arch needed an extension. Not really, but it was a very extensive list nonetheless.

In fact, it's a minor miracle that Leeds came as close to Premier League promotion as they did, given that they were down to the bare bones in terms of numbers for several positions throughout the year.

With that in mind, it makes you wonder why in the name of god United would sign Nemanja Radoja.


According to Team Talk, Leeds are interested in the two-time Serbia international, who is available on a Bosman after being released by Celta Vigo.

One of the reasons why he was not given a new deal is because he had a disastrous 2018-19 campaign; not because he was bad, but because he wasn't available.

Radoja's last game for Celta was on May 19 of 2018. He didn't kick a ball in a competitive game for the Spanish side last term and do Leeds need another injury-prone player on the books?

Of course not and it seems very unlikely that the Whites will pursue him. Not only do they have plenty of talented midfielders, but if Bielsa was to bring in another one, it'd be someone with a far less ominous injury record.

Paul Pogba of Manchester United is chased by Nemanja Radoja of Celta Vigo during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at the Estadio...

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