By Danny Wright
Former Ajax attacker Boban Lazic has revealed that there is a deal in place for him to sign for Leeds.
Lazic has now suggested that there is a chance for him to sign a permanent deal with the Yorkshire giants, but is looking to get used to his new surroundings before putting pen to paper.
“I can already sign, but I want to get to know the club and the coach first. That’s why I’m going to train with them a few times first,” he said to Dutch news outlet TjerkstraMedia CW, as translated by HITC.
Lazic was on fire for Oss in the Dutch second tier last season, as he scored four goals and supplied nine assists in 32 Juplier League appearances.
The Netherlands-born attacker, who can play as a striker or a winger, has represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at youth international level in the past.
He rose through the ranks of the famous Ajax academy before having spells with Greek titans Olympiacos, PEC Zwolle, VVV Venlo and most recently FC Oss, where he rejected a contract extension in May.
Football Insider Verdict
Lazic looks like a very exciting player, but it remains to be seen whether he will get anywhere near Thomas Christiasen’s first-team in the future. He has great pedigree from spells with Ajax and Olympiakos and has worked alongside some top players in Viktor Fischer and Davy Klaassen in the past. That experience could see him become a favourite of Christiansen, who has to keep a close eye on the Bosnian winger in training in the coming weeks. Leeds need to focus their attention on first-team matters at the moment because they have a good amount of squad depth going into next season. However one areas that definitely needs reinforcements is at centre-back, and that has to be the priority.