Leeds United and Southampton are among a host of clubs that are interested in signing the Paris Saint-Germain kid Thierno Balde, according to L’Equipe. Marcelo Bielsa will be keen to improve his squad in the run-up to a possible return to the Premier League and the long break from EFL action will allow him time to identify potential transfer targets.
Another player you ‘d expect to be one for the future if he arrived at Elland Road is Thierno Balde, the starlet of PSG, who is said to draw a lot of interest in the summer going.
The 17-year-old plays in defense and can play either center-half or right-back, which in the long run makes him a potentially valuable and flexible choice.
The young defender got through the ranks at PSG and was impressive for the club’s youth team and in the UEFA Youth League, but is currently facing an uncertain future at the Parc des Princes.
Balde – willing to play on an international level either for France or Guinea-Bissau – is out of contract at PSG this season.
L’Equipe reports that Leeds, Southampton, and Saint-Etienne are among those interested in the defender, who has allegedly been offered a new deal to prolong his stay in Paris.
Leeds must keep an eye on the situation Balde faces in Paris, with negotiations being said to continue between the player and the club. Balde looks like an interesting prospect for Leeds, and maybe a valuable addition.
The club has plenty of talented and young defenders coming through the ranks, such as Pascal Struijk and Oliver Casey, so there’s no harm in getting in talent like Balde for free.
Bielsa is a manager who likes to develop young players and it might be good for Balde to play under a manager like him.