EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Leeds are among a number of English clubs tracking Groningen attacker Mimoun Mahi as they eye a January bid, Football Insider sources understand.
Mahi, 23, has impressed in the Eredivise for the last 18 months and was linked with a move to the Premier League with Swansea last January.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen is still to looking to add to his attacking options at Elland Road when the transfer window reopens in January and funds are readily available from the sale of Chris Wood to Burnley.
Leeds have been actively monitoring the Dutch leagues after signing Jay-Roy Grot and Mateusz Klich from Holland this summer and Mahi is the latest player to emerge on their radar.
Mahi, who joined Groningen from Sparta Rotterdam in 2014, has just over 18 months to run on his contract at Groningen and the source explained that the club could face a battle to keep hold of him in the New Year if he continues his fine form.
The forward has caught the eye for Groningen again this season, scoring four goals in just seven Eredivisie games so far this term.
Mahi, who play as a winger or as a striker, is regarded as one of the best talents currently playing in Holland and his form has not gone unnoticed among clubs in England.
Mahi has represented Holland at various youth levels before switching his international allegiances to Morocco and he scored on his debut for the African country last month against Mali.
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