Gvardiol looks set to become one of Marcelo Bielsa’s next signings this summer. The Daily Mail reported last month that Leeds had started talks with Dinamo Zagreb over a possible move for the 18-year-old.
However, the Bundesliga team tried to throw a wrench in the works. Gvardiol – who hasn’t done much to quell speculation by following the two clubs on social media – has also reportedly drawn an offer from Leipzig.
Croatian store 24Sata suggested that Leipzig’s initial offer was lower than Leeds’ offer, which is worth around £ 18million. However, their supply could exceed that figure due to additions.
And it looks like it might take some time before Gvardiol’s future is decided.
The report notes that Gvardiol isn’t going anywhere until Dinamo face Ferencvaros in their Champions League third qualifying round later this month. So it would appear that it will be more than a week before his next move becomes potentially apparent.
TBR View: Opportunity for Leeds to make an important statement
It would be a big statement for Leeds to beat Leipzig under the signing of Gvardiol. Julian Nagelsmann’s men reached the Champions League semi-final last year, so he could certainly be forgiven for being tempted by a stint in Germany.
Leeds has a lot to offer. Gvardiol would definitely be in the mix to play for Bielsa’s side. And his decision to follow the two clubs on social media arguably suggests that he wouldn’t be unhappy to join either.
But with Gvardiol would stay a bit longer, it will be fascinating to see how the next few days play out.
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