Leeds 'interested in Fiorentina pair Pulgar and Eysseric'

Leeds ‘interested in double swoop for Fiorentina pair Erick Pulgar and Valentin Eysseric’ as Marcelo Bielsa targets January reinforcements

  • Leeds are reportedly exploring a January move for two Fiorentina players
  • Erick Pulgar and Valentin Eysseric have caught the eye in Florence this season
  • Leeds are 12th in the Premier League table and are seeking reinforcements 

Fiorentina duo Erick Pulgar and Valentin Eysseric are generating Premier League interest this month with Leeds interested, according to reports in Italy.

The Serie A side are set for a shake-up in January with boss Cesare Prandelli keen to tweak his squad as they sit just three points clear of the relegation zone. 

La Nazione, via SportWitness, and Corriere dello Sport have both reported Leeds’ interest in the two players and both could head for England if Prandelli deems them surplus to requirements in Florence.  

Erick Pulgar (left) and Valentin Eysseric (right) are reportedly generating interest from Leeds

Marcelo Bielsa is looking to the market as he eyes mid-season additions to bolster his options

Former Bologna midfielder Pulgar has dropped to the bench since Prandelli’s arrival and looks to have a limited shelf life in the purple of La Viola. 

Prandelli’s priority is replacing striker Patrick Cutrone, who was recalled from loan by Wolves as they need cover following Raul Jimenez’s serious injury.

Selling Pulgar is seen as one way of generating funds to acquire a new forward who can lead their charge to stay in Italy’s top flight.  

Leeds are 12th in the Premier League and are well positioned to steer clear of relegation

Eysseric has played just four games this season and the 28-year-old, who is out of contract in 2022, is another who could depart provided the club can bring in replacements. 

Reports in Italy have added that Atalanta outcast Papu Gomez and former Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira are among their priority targets in the January window. 

Leeds are sat 12th in the Premier League and while they are 12 points clear of the relegation zone, Marcelo Bielsa is said to be on the hunt for reinforcements. 

There has been reported interest in Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori as well as Udinese star Rodrigo De Paul.

In terms of those who could leave the club to make way for new arrivals, Bielsa is evaluating whether to sanction Tyler Roberts’ exit with a number of Championship clubs interested in the Wales international.

Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts is wanted by a number of Championship clubs

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