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Leeds could deal West Ham devastating blow after report claims Marcelo Bielsa wants £9m ace
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Leeds could deal West Ham devastating blow after report claims Marcelo Bielsa wants £9m ace

According to Bleacher Report, Leeds are considering hijacking West Ham’s move to sign River Plate full-back Gonzalo Montiel.

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Argentinian outlet TyC Sports claims the Hammers are imminently preparing a £9 million bid for the 23-year-old right-back.

Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bring a new right-back to the London Stadium this summer. And the same can be said of Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.

Gonzalo Montiel (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via Getty Images)

Bleacher Report claims that Leeds could be ready to move for River Plate ace Gonzalo Montiel in a move that would see them snatch the Argentine from right under West Ham’s noses.

And what a blow that would be for the east London outfit, considering their need for a top class right-back.


Montiel has racked up three assists in 19 league appearances for River Plate this season (Transfermarkt).

Gonzalo Montiel (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

In 19 league outings, the 23-year-old has won 1.5 aerial duals on average per game. He has also averaged two tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 1.3 clearances in those matches (Who Scored).

The Argentina international is a tough tackling full-back. And his playing style is quintessentially South American. He is aggressive and has mastered the art of proper defending.

£9 million for Montiel would be an absolute bargain.

But judging by Bleacher Report’s claim, Leeds could be set to deal what would be a devastating blow to West Ham before the summer transfer window has even got up and going.