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.
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).
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.