Championship side Leeds United are believed to be interested in signing Slovenian midfielder Leo Stulac, according to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

Paul Heckingbottom will be looking to bring in a number of players in the summer to work with his own squad, as he looks to be the man to guide the Whites back to the Premier League and one of his additions could be a surprise choice.

Stulac currently plies his trade in the second tier of Italian football for Venezia, but he is said to have an eye for goal and that is something the former Barnsley boss likes from his midfielders.

The Slovenian is primarily seen as a playmaker in a deeper role, but he is said to have excellent technical ability, a wonderful vision and a powerful shot from distance, all of which are attributes that tend to serve clubs well in the hustle and bustle of the Championship.

The 23-year-old found the net six times in 20 league matches for his club this season, which has caught the eye of the staff at Elland Road and has led to Leeds enquiring about taking him to the club.

The Yorkshire outfit have struggled for goals from the centre of the park this term, with only Kemar Roofe making it into double figures, and he spent much of the campaign in an advanced role.

Heckingbottom has clearly identified that his team need more ammunition in that part of the pitch and it will be interesting to see if he can lure the Slovenian to Elland Road as he attempts to build his squad for next season.

There is expected to be another significant overhaul in personnel in what is likely to be a busy summer for Leeds, and it could be that the Venezia ace is the first man coming through the door of the Yorkshire side.


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