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Leeds reportedly in pole position to sign 'outstanding' £22 million ace in huge blow for West Ham
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Leeds reportedly in pole position to sign 'outstanding' £22 million ace in huge blow for West Ham

West Ham have been dealt a very big blow in their pursuit of Nahitan Nandez with Calciomercato reporting that Leeds are in pole position to sign the Uruguay international.

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Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the 25-year-old Cagliari midfielder to the London Stadium (ExWHUemployee and Centotrentuno).

Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa wants to bring Nandez to Elland Road as well according to Calciomercato and Centotrentuno.

There is some really bad news for West Ham, however.

Leeds lead the race to sign the tenacious midfielder. That’s due to Whites Chairman Andrea Radrizzani’s strong relationship with Cagliari president Tommaso Giulini (Calciomercato).

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Leeds to hurt West Ham by signing Nahitan Nandez?

The 25-year-old could be available for around £22 million this summer according to Corriere dello Sport (Print edition, May 15th, page 19.

Nandez is a top class player. He is at the ideal age to make the move from Serie A to the Premier League.

Soccer Souls describe the tenacious midfielder as ‘outstanding’.

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The Uruguayan ace has averaged 1.8 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 1.3 dribbles and 1.5 clearances in 32 Serie A appearances this season. He has made 30.9 passes per game on average during those outings and has recorded a completion rate of 77.7% (Who Scored).

Nandez would be a fantastic signing for either Leeds or West Ham.

It seems as though the Whites are in a great position to deal a blow to the Hammers, however, by bringing the South American to Elland Road this summer.

And if Bielsa does win the race for the diminutive Cagliari ace, it will definitely be Leeds’ gain and West Ham’s loss.