Leeds United are among the many English outfits involved in pursuing a deal for Anderlecht winger Francis Amuzu this summer time, and Daniel Farke may look to situation a proper supply over the approaching days.
Is Francis Amuzu becoming a member of Leeds?
In line with Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad’s Pieter-Jan Calcoen, Amuzu is “excessive on the want checklist” of Leeds, with Premier League new-boys Luton City and Ligue 1 outfit OGC Good additionally vying for his signature.
Calcoen does verify that there has not been a concrete supply as but, however that a minimum of one of many events is getting ready a proposal to prise him away from the Purple & Whites.
Farke’s Championship outfit have misplaced a myriad of first-team stars after struggling relegation from the English high flight this yr and will now look to accentuate their consideration on the £4m-rated Belgium U21 worldwide with only one week till the beginning of the season.
Who’s Francis Amuzu?
Farke has addressed Leeds’ requirement for a brand new goalkeeper by completing a deal for Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow, having beforehand bolstered the defence with the £7m acquisition of Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea.
Signing Amuzu could be a prudent transfer for the Whites, who’re a bit of gentle within the attacking ranks after losing Brenden Aaronson and Rodrigo, and given his dynamism and fluidity across both wings, could be a worthwhile addition.
Not solely would he convey creativity in abundance, having accomplished 12 assists from 50 outings final time period, however he would improve the aspect’s passing circulate and aptitude in driving up the pitch, with FBref ranking the Ghana-born ace among the many high 3% of attacking midfielders and wingers throughout Males’s Subsequent Eight divisions for go completion and the highest 21% for progressive carries per 90.
He may thrive with Jack Harrison on the Elland Highway flanks, with the 26-year-old Englishman additionally succesful each on the left and proper wing and scoring five goals and providing seven assists within the Premier League final season regardless of his aspect’s relegation, having been known as “outstanding” by former boss Javi Gracia.
Whereas the 22/23 marketing campaign was not Harrison’s biggest by any stretch of the creativeness, he still averaged 1.1 pictures and 1.5 key passes per sport, working industriously and in addition making 1.1 tackles per sport.
His work charge is illustrated by FBref, with the previous Manchester Metropolis prospect additionally rating among the many high 8% of attacking midfielders and wingers throughout Europe’s high 5 leagues for blocks and the highest 14% for clearances per 90.
Amuzu’s passing proficiency has already been displayed by the statistics-led website, however provided that he additionally ranks amongst the top 17% for interceptions per 90, it is clear that he has the mentality that can serve him in good stead to reach west Yorkshire.
What this signifies is a hard-working pairing on the wings this season, and whereas Farke will know that he holds a crop of gamers with extra high quality than most within the second tier, it’s the software and diligence that will likely be crucial in crafting a cohesive and unified squad to rise again to prominence.
Amuzu definitely has “quality” – as counseled by former boss Vincent Kompany – however with the assiduous nature to go together with it, he would certainly be a danger value taking to help Leeds and certainly Harrison of their seasonal endeavours.