Leeds ‘make approach to sign’ free agent defender

first_img 2 2 A former Genoa player, Polenta represented Nacional in his homeland since first moving on loan in 2014, and then penning permanent terms two years later.However, he played his last game for the Montevideo club on June 10 and his Nacional contract expired at the end of that month. LATEST targets Leeds have reportedly made an approach to sign defender Diego Polenta, who is a free agent following his departure from Nacional last month.Polenta, the 26-year-old, is capable of playing anywhere along the back-line, though his natural position is at centre-back. Capped at various youth levels by Uruguay, he has also been called up by head coach of the senior side, Oscar Tabarez, though is yet to debut for La Celeste. RANKED Polenta played his final game for Nacional last month Various clubs are said to be interested in securing Polenta now he is a free agent, with Ovacion reporting Leeds are one of the teams who have approached the versatile defender.Atlas, of Mexico, and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad are two other sides believed to have offered Polenta deals, though it is reported he has ‘not yet reached an agreement with any team’. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January TOP WORK Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ three-way race IN DEMAND Latest transfer news Polenta captained Nacional, and he could still return to the Montevideo club targets It is further stated Polenta could return to Nacional despite the expiration of his contract, as the club do not considering the player’s chapter at Gran Parque Central ‘closed’.last_img read more