Noel Whelan claims the signings of Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance, Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell and a winger on loan would “complete the jigsaw” at Leeds United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Whites and Coventry striker suggested that Cuisance, 21, would bring passing expertise and professionalism to Elland Road this summer.
Fabrizio Romano revealed today on his personal Twitter account that Leeds have made a final offer of £18.2million for the midfielder who has already agreed personal terms and told the Bundesliga giants that he wants to join Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Talks progressing between Leeds and Bayern Münich for Michaël Cuisance. Personal terms already agreed. €20m as final fee offered by Leeds to complete the deal. ⚪️ #LUFC #Bayern #transfers https://t.co/WZ8c4TjUH8
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 29, 2020
Cuisance made nine 10 appearances for the Bundesliga champions last season but featured predominantly as a substitute.
He has four years remaining on his contract at the Allianz Arena having penned a five-year deal upon his £10million arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach in August 2019.
When asked by Football Insider if he was excited by the potential arrival of the France Under-20 international following the reliable Romano’s update, Whelan said:
“Anybody that comes from Bayern Munich will have been bred well.
“He will have that expertise of passing, the right kind of attitude and that professionalism that you expect from top players and at 21 year’s old he is also of the right age.
“We need more strength in depth through that middle area and if we can get the Cuisance deal over the line, along with Cantwell and perhaps a winger on loan – that would complete the jigsaw.”
Football Insider revealed on Sunday that the Whites have submitted a £15million bid for Norwich’s Cantwell as Bielsa looks to bolster his offensive options.
The 22-year-old was left out of the Canaries squad that lost 1-0 away to Bournemouth on Sunday to further suggest that he could leave Carrow Road before the 5 October transfer deadline.
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