Leeds United are reportedly looking to sign the Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro at the end of the season.

According to a report from Football Insider, Raphael Guerreiro is likely to leave Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund as a free agent after talks regarding an extension stalled in recent weeks. And Leeds United are in pole position to sign the experienced full-back in the summer.

Leeds could definitely use more quality at the back, and the 29-year-old could prove to be a superb addition to the side, especially on a free transfer. He was linked with a move to the Premier League club back in November as well.

Guerreiro has proven his quality in the Bundesliga and could be excited to try out a new challenge in the Premier League now. However, Leeds must ensure that they preserve their status as a Premier League club to attract talents of his quality. Guerrero is unlikely to join a club in the Championship next season.

Leeds are currently fighting for their survival in the Premier League. And it remains to be seen whether newly-appointed manager Javi Gracia can get the best out of his players and steer them to safety.

On Leeds United’s radar. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Leeds have been using Junior Firpo as their left-back this season. But the former Real Betis and Barcelona defender can be quite vulnerable defensively. Guerreiro is certainly a more reliable defender, and he will add some much-needed quality and experience to the side.

The Portuguese international is unlikely to have any shortage of offers in the summer. And it remains to be seen whether Leeds can convince him to move to the Premier League.

The 29-year-old is at the peak of his career, and he could make an immediate impact at Elland Road. Apart from being a reliable defender, the Portuguese international is very good going forward, and he would add a new dimension to the Leeds attack.

That said, Guerreiro is a player who is used to challenging for major trophies and playing in the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund. A move to Leeds United would be a major step down in his career. The Premier League side might have to come forward with a really lucrative offer in order to convince him to join a relegation-threatened side next season.

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