Leeds United add Austin FC striker Sebastian Driussi’s name to their list of targets as Jesse Marsch eyes key reinforcements in January.
According to Nico Cantor, Leeds United are interested in Austin FC striker Sebastian Driussi. The prolific 25-goal Argentine attacker has emerged on the radars of clubs from the continent, with Jesse Marsch particularly keen.
Leeds United have proved their worth under Jesse Marsch as an entertaining outfit. They need to gain the edge in consistently achieving results, partly due to some missing pieces in the squad.
While the pressure remains on Marsch to produce results, the American boss has managed to bring about identity through a specified style of play. Leeds are entertaining on the pitch, but the manager would look to add in January to strengthen their squad.
Patrick Bamford is proving problematic in the centre-forward position. The English striker’s profligate form has caused concerns and resulted in many important dropped points for Leeds. Most notably, against Arsenal, the forward missed few chances alongside a spot-kick that could have helped the club at least to a point.
There are three Premier League teams interested in Austin FC's Sebastián Driussi – one of which is Leeds United, per source.
The ex-River Plate and ex-Zenit scored 25 goals this season, made the MLS best XI and is highly sought after from abroad.pic.twitter.com/bShWHT3UtZ
— Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) November 8, 2022
Marsch has seemingly lost his patience with the striker, and in recent games, he has preferred to go with other players. In January, the manager could look for a new forward, with Austin FC’s Sebastian Driussi emerging on their shortlist.
The 25-goal Argentine attacker has proven his case in the MLS and could ponder leaping to the more significant leagues. The Premier League represents a massive opportunity for any player, and Driussi will undoubtedly remain open to the opportunity.
Marsch knows the MLS market well, and some of his recruitment of US stars shows his proficiency in identifying suitable targets. He also has other names in the list of centre-forwards. Considering Driussi’s current form and ability to fit into Marsch’s system, Leeds could approach.
The valuations placed on Driussi are currently unknown, but Austin can extend his current contract by another year, which initially expires in 2024. Whether Leeds are serious about this interest remains to be seen, as there is no certainty MLS imports will shine in the Premier League.