Date: 16th June 2022 at 10:00am
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Leeds are in for another midfielder, with Belgian maestro Nicolas Raskin next on their transfer list.

What’s the word?

That’s according to French outfit Les Sports, who claim that Leeds are one of several clubs after the young ace.

The midfielder only has one year left on his deal and has reportedly not yet received a proposal.

Several clubs across Europe are also in for him, with Genk, Club Brugge and Lille all mentioned.

He could perfectly balance Leeds’ new-look midfield

With the imminent signing of Bayern Munich’s Marc Roca, if Leeds can tempt this sought-after hard-worker to Elland Road, it could give Jesse Marsch his perfectly balanced midfield.

The 21-year-old has been a consistent performer this season for Standard Liege, featuring 29 times and even contributing five goal contributions.

He can operate as either a box-to-box midfielder or occupy a deeper role. One would assume that the former would be the more desirable option, with Kalvin Phillips occupying the latter role so expertly.

Over the season, he also recorded an average SofaScore rating of 6.85. This denotes another consistent performer, which will add a level of reliability within a threadbare Leeds squad that last season was so ravaged by injuries.

Belgian journalist Bob Faesen was full of praise for Raskin back in 2020. He had the following to say:

“He is a box-to-box midfielder. He can play in every position in the middle of the park. He is technically gifted, but he is also a bit of a pitbull. He can run a lot, is powerful and has a good shot.”

These descriptions perfectly encapsulate someone who would be a great fit for the Whites, and the “pitbull” label draws comparisons with Phillips.

The £4.5m-rated youngster burst onto the scene in Belgian football, and now would be a perfect time for him to branch out into Europe.

Leeds must swoop to make this shrewd risk-free transfer a reality, and potentially offer the perfect balance to their three-man midfield.

In other news, Orta now eyeing “incredibly fast” 21y/o gem, he could stunt Gelhardt’s growth at Leeds.


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