As per one of the latest reports by talkSPORT, Leeds United are monitoring Venezia midfielder, Leo Stulac, and are keen to lure him to the Elland Road in the summer. It is understood that the club has already started to work on a deal and apart from the Championship outfit, Serie A side, Genoa, are also perceived to be monitoring Stulac very closely.
Leeds United had a stuttering season in the English second division and there is no denying that a lot of homework needs to be done to better their credentials next season. Under the tutelage of Thomas Christiansen as well as Paul Heckingbottom (who was appointed as the manager after Christiansen got sacked), the players flattered to deceive and stagnated terribly.
The Whites managed to muster merely 60 points during the 2017-18 season and failed to reach anywhere near their aspirations of getting promoted to the Premier League. Leeds United’s Director of Football, Victor Orta, has come under immense criticism and the pressure lies on him to spark a turnaround next season. Stulac might not be an acquainted figure in England but that doesn’t mean he can’t adjust to life here.
Having emerged through the youth ranks of Slovenian side, Koper, Stulac went on to make a century of appearances for their senior side. In the summer of 2016, he was signed by Venezia and he has played a key role for the Serie B outfit this season. In 20 appearances so far, he has scored 6 goals and has drawn a lot of attention from the football fraternity.
The Slovenian is a technically gifted midfielder who has showcased his tendency to score goals and create chances for his teammates. He has the versatility of plying his trade in a wide range of positions in the midfield and has the vision to make the necessary moves at the right time. Besides, he has represented various youth sides of Slovenia and has notable amount of experience under his belt.
Stulac’s contract with his current club is due to expire at the end of the season and he is apparently reluctant to pencil a new deal with the club, which has alerted the Yorkshire based outfit. Leeds United midfielders have failed to help their side in terms of scoring goals and the 23-year-old can be the solution to their problem. However, his lack of experience of English football might be a cause of concern for the Peacocks.
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