Report: Leeds United keen on River Plate star and West Ham United target Gonzalo Montiel

    According to Bleacher Report, Leeds United are interested in taking River Plate defender Gonzalo Montiel to Elland Roadway this summer as they get ready for life back in the English top-flight for the first time since2004

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    The Argentina international would cost around ₤15 million and is also desired by West Ham United and Bundesliga trio Stuttgart, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke.

    Montiel has been referred to as a Pablo Zabaleta-type full-back, however he can also play as a centre-back and as a wing-back, and his flexibility might come convenient forLeeds


    The Whites currently have Luke Ayling as their first- option right-back, while Stuart Dallas and Jamie Shackleton can offer quality cover, and it will be fascinating to see if the club move for the Argentine.

    West Ham were close to sealing a move for the 23- year-old weeks ago, however their preliminary quote was knocked back by River Plate and Montiel also wished to make sure they will stay in the Premier League prior to making adecision


    While David Moyes’ side still stay in the race, the possibility to play for Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa may be too appealing to reject.

    The Argentine tactician is extensively loved back home and the Copa Libertadores-winning star would like to continue his advancement under him.

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