Leeds United looking to sign Hertha Berlin star Matheus Cunha

Paul Macdonald
Leeds United looking to sign Hertha Berlin star Matheus Cunha

Sky Germany are reporting that Leeds United have joined the race for Hertha Berlin forward Matheus Cunha.

After consolidating their Premier League status earlier this season after promotion a year ago, Leeds are looking to end the season strongly with a top-half finish.

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Marcelo Bielsa is looking to add more firepower to his side, even with Patrick Bamford enjoying his best ever season at the highest level. He has scored 15 goals in 36 Premier League games this season.

Brazilian Raphinha has also impressed in his debut campaign in English football, and it looks as though Bielsa is looking to recruit his fellow countryman.

Keeping hold of Raphinha will be a major issue for the club this summer. Premier League interest from the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool is likely to test the resolve at Elland Road.

Leeds could have some big money to spend this summer, and they will have to stump up  around £30million to prise Cunha away from Hertha.

It looks like Tyler Robert’s’ future will be most affected by this potential deal, as Leeds look to fast-track themselves into Europe next season by making another big statement.

This season, he has scored seven and assisted four goals in the Bundesliga, eventually helping Hertha steer clear of relegation.

Could Leeds face competition for his signature?

Leeds certainly won’t have it all their own way in the chase for Cunha this summer.

Clubs with European football on offer are also believed to be interested, with Monaco keeping tabs on the 21-year-old.

Atalanta and Napoli, who are both looking likely to qualify for the Champions League this season, are also believed to be interested in the player.