'Pretty much the new Ronaldo' - Leeds fans drool over prospect of signing dazzling attacker
Leeds United fans have been drooling over the prospect of signing Benfica attacker Diogo Goncalves.
Portuguese newspaper Record reported on their website that Leeds are eyeing up a summer move for Goncalves, 21, as Andrea Radrizzani looks to adopt the way Wolves have gone about their transfer business in the last 18 months.
It is understood that the Portugal Under-21 international’s agent is Jorge Mendes and Wolves were looking to sign him up themselves before failing to do so.
Whites owner Radrizzani has been critical of the way that the Championship leaders have used Mendes to sign players but it now appears that he may be looking to utilise the Portuguese super-agent himself.
Goncalves has made sporadic appearances for Benfica this term as the Lisbon giants fight it out with Porto for the Liga NOS title.
The dazzling attacker, who is known for his pace and ability to play on both wings, has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season, supplying two assists.
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And now Leeds fans have been left excited over potentially signing him up in the summer, with one saying that he is “pretty much the new Ronaldo”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) March 18, 2018
Diogo Goncalves we can only dream of attracting a player like that #lufc
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) March 18, 2018
— Radebæ (@raddrizarmy) March 18, 2018
This would be amazing, and if Radz is true to his word about emulating what Wolves have done and all his contacts around Europe then bring it on, I'm in! However I won't believe it until I see it #lufc
— Grant Heseltine (@GrantHeseltine) March 18, 2018
Let's not be ridiculous…
You don't have to have scored numerous goals at the age of 21 to be a good winger.
He can beat a man which more than we can say about our wingers atm.
— Daryl (@Dazelar29) March 18, 2018
Too good for us and wouldn't want to play for peanuts
— LJM (@passittosaiz) March 18, 2018
He was actually good though and if I remember correctly was linked to Barcelona this season
— Ryan Teasdale (@easy_teasy) March 18, 2018
Leeds’ transfer recruitment has been widely criticised by fans this season, so it remains to be seen how this deal would work out should the club decide to make a firm move for him in the summer.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have terminated this 24-year-old defender’s deal at the club.