It is going to be a big summer for Leeds United, no matter what league they find themselves preparing themselves for next season.
One player that the Whites should be gunning to sign whether they are in the Premier League or Championship is QPR attacker Ebere Eze, who is reportedly already on the radar of Marcelo Bielsa.
According to talkSPORT, Leeds are interested in signing the attacking midfielder in the summer, and it is clear that he would be a wonderful addition to the squad by Victor Orta if the club’s director of football can broker a deal with QPR.
IS HE SPECIAL?
QPR have endured quite a miserable season. The London club sits 18th in the Championship standings without a manager after Steve McClaren was sacked at the start of the month. Eze, however, has been a beckon of hope for QPR supporters, who have witnessed the 20-year-old tearing up some of the Championship with his performances this season. The young attacker has scored four goals and supplied four assists in 37 league appearances for the Rs this term and has even earned himself his first two appearances for an England youth team when he was called into the Under-20s squad in October. Eze knows all the tricks in the book and is a very confident passer of the ball. For a young English attacking midfielder, he ticks a lot of boxes.
WHERE WILL HE FIT INTO TEAM?
Eze is a gifted young player, so it does not matter about fitting him into the starting line-up straight away. The former Arsenal academy player turns 21 in June and if Leeds were to sign him, he would present more of a long-term investment than an instant hit in the side. If Leeds are promoted then signing Eze and loaning him out could be a decent idea. If Leeds fail to win promotion then they could get themselves someone who is ready to play a role in a promotion push. The Daily Mail reported on January 11 [02:22pm] that QPR want £10million for the impressive youngster. Director of football Orta should not hesitate to slap down an offer that meets that valuation in the summer because Eze could be worth double that within a few years.
Although he was born in London, Eze is eligible to play for the Nigeria international team and even trained with the Super Eagles’ squad in March 2017.