Leeds United can sign Fiorentina midfielder Erick Pulgar for just £11 million, as reported by Fiorentina News.
There’s little room for specialists in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad – just ask Samu Saiz.
Leeds’ enigmatic manager demands so much from every player, expecting Kalvin Phillips, Mateusz Klich and co to not only control the game from midfield but defend from the front too – hassling, harrying and passing opponents into submission.
Fortunately, Pulgar is a man who can do it all – and pretty effectively too.
The Chile international produced seven goals and six assists in Serie A last season while averaging two successful tackles per game and an 88 per cent pass completion rate.
Pulgar is a master of all trades. With that in mind, this Swiss army knife of a footballer should slot seamlessly into the Elland Road engine room.
What is more, reports from Florence claim Fiorentina could sell the 26-year-old former Bologna ace for a bargain £11 million, with Arsenal outcast Lucas Torreira lined up as his replacement.
Pulgar looks a perfect fit for one of the two box-to-box roles ahead of the deep-lying Phillips in Bielsa’s midfield.
Klich, who looked tired during the festive period and was subbed off at half-time during that 6-2 defeat to Manchester United, could be about to face some overdue competition for his position.