Journalist Nicolo Schira has indicated that Leeds goal Nicolas Nkoulou shall be leaving Turin this summer time.
The 31-year-old signed for the Italian membership in the summertime of 2017, but it surely seems to be like his Serie A stint may very well be coming to an finish.
The Cameroonian’s contract will expire in June and switch reporter Schira has shared the place the defender may find yourself subsequent.
What did Schira say?
The Italian journalist shared the information on Twitter concerning Nkoulou’s future.
“Nikolas NKoulou will depart Turin this summer time as a free agent. Leeds and Actual Betis are eager about him”, he mentioned on social networks.
The 75-cap worldwide has in depth taking part in expertise spanning the Italian prime flight and Ligue 1, in addition to his time with Cameroon.
Previous to his four-year stint with Torino, Nkoulou was on the coronary heart of the protection for gamers like AS Monaco, Marseille and Lyon, making 252 appearances within the French league.
As well as, the central defender has developed expertise within the Champions League throughout his time in Marseille and Lyon, with 19 occasions in the perfect European competitors.
This yr, Nkoulou struggled for a couple of minutes in Serie A and made simply 9 begins for the Turin membership, in response to WhoScored, though accidents and sickness had been an element.
Has he ever performed underneath Marcelo Bielsa?
The Argentine took cost of the French aspect of Marseille for the 2014/15 season and guided the membership to fourth place in Ligue 1.
Throughout this marketing campaign, Nkoulou has made 26 appearances in all competitions and appeared to function prominently underneath the present Leeds boss.
Given his earlier expertise with the defender, the 65-year-old supervisor is probably going tempted to make a journey down reminiscence lane and purchase Nkoulou free of charge.
Ought to Leeds signal Nkoulou?
Regardless of his Champions League expertise and Nkoulou already having a relationship with Bielsa, Leeds are anticipated to keep away from the deal.
Leeds director of soccer Victor Orta has already spoken concerning the ongoing challenge on the membership. Taking into account the ages of Raphinha and Illan Meslier, Orta mentioned his switch coverage is to purchase younger gamers the place they’ll anticipate their expertise.
Nkoulou is at the moment 31 and whereas signing him appears to make monetary sense for Leeds, he simply does not match the membership’s current switch coverage.
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