By Wayne Veysey

25th Apr, 2017 | 8:46am

Sky whispers: International ace is most likely player to join Leeds this summer

By Harry Sykes

Sweden international Linus Wahlqvist is the most likely player to join Leeds in the summer transfer window, according to a report.

Sky Sports’ transfer section (Tuesday, 12.15pm) regularly plugs its Football Whispers, which claimed on Tuesday morning that the full-back, 20, is the likeliest Elland Road arrival.

There have been recent reports that in recent months that Leeds are interested in sign Norrkoping defender Wahlqvist, who has already accumulated five international caps despite his tender age.

Swedish publication Aftonbladet claimed in January Wahlqvist might be heading to Elland Road, while Belgian outlet Voetbal Belgie reported that Leeds and Stoke have been keeping close tabs on the right-back.

Football Whispers, which gathers all transfer rumours across the globe and calculates the likelihood of them happening, rates it 1.3 out of 5 that Wahlqvist will join Leeds, with five the highest possible ranking and meaning it is a certainty.

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The Swede is ahead in the ratings of Exeter striker Ollie Watkins, who has a rating of 1.1, and Coventry playmaker George Thomas, whose rating of moving to the Yorkshire giants is 1.1.

Wahlqvist is reportedly rated at around £1.8million by Swedish club Norrkoping, for whom he has already made 104 first-team appearances.

Leeds already have two Swedish players in their ranks in the shape of striker Marcus Antonsson and defensive kingpin Pontus Jansson.

Antonsson has had a difficult first season since arriving from FF Kalmar for around £2million while centre-back Jansson had been such success since joining on a season-long loan from Torino that he has agreed a permanent contract that comes into effect for three years from the summer and he was also named in the Football League team of the season.

In other Leeds United transfer news, it can be exclusively revealed that the club registered a new signing last month.

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