Leeds United interested in Lille’s Boubakary Soumare

Speculation from England on Monday has credited Leeds United with an interest in Lille midfielder, Boubakary Soumare.

Who is Boubakary Soumare?

Soumare joined Lille in the summer of 2017 on a free transfer from PSG.

The youngster spent much of his youth career in Paris, but did not make a senior appearance for the French champions.

Since making the switch to Lille, though, the now 21-year-old has become a key player for the Ligue 1 outfit.

In total, despite being just 21, Soumare has notched 98 appearances across all competitions for Les Dogues, playing key roles in the previous two campaigns which saw Lille secure Champions League and Europa League football.

Soumare has also managed to notch four appearances for France’s under-21 side.

Leeds linked with Lille’s Soumare

Such impressive form at such a young age has seen Soumare garner interest from some big clubs in recent years.

2020, for example, saw both Manchester United and Chelsea tipped to move for the former PSG man.

Now, as mentioned above, another Premier League outfit have been credited with an interest in the Frenchman.

According to a report from Football Insider on Monday, Leeds United are looking to recruit a top-quality central midfielder who can provide cover and competition for players such as Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich.

It is added that the Peacocks have ‘set their sights’ on Soumare as a potential target.

No potential fee is mentioned in the report by FI, but it does state that Lille accepted a £35m bid from Newcastle in January of last year, but Soumare turned down the move.

In other Leeds-related news, Marcelo Bielsa has provided an injury update on his squad ahead of their meeting with Southampton on Tuesday. You can read more about that here:

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