Leeds: Noussair Mazraoui reveals his exit plan

Leeds United target Noussair Mazraoui has said there is only a 5 per cent chance he will remain an Ajax player ahead of the 2022/23 season, according to The Sun.

The Lowdown: Orta loves Mazraoui

Los Blancos are looking to bring in a midfielder before the January transfer window closes, with Brenden Aaronson a key target.

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However, they have been linked with a move for Mazraoui, who has progressed through the Ajax youth system alongside Leeds colossus Pascal Struijk, for even longer.

Reports from November suggested Leeds and Victor Orta were considering a move for the Adidas-sponsored defender. The full-back’s contract situation hasn’t changed, with the 24-year-old set to become a free agent this summer as things stand.

The Latest: Mazraoui speaks out

As The Sun reported on Tuesday night, Leeds are still keen on a move for the speedster, as are Arsenal and AS Roma.

Mazraoui admitted he was ‘open’ to a new challenge and revealed there was only a 5% chance he would still be an Ajax player next season.

Verdict: pre-contractual agreement?

Even if Orta has his hands full in the final days of the January window, a pre-contract deal for Mazraoui ahead of a free transfer this summer could be a great deal.

The Morocco international has plenty of experience at the highest level for club and country and is clearly an attacking full-back, as he has already contributed eight goals this season.

He can also play in midfield if needed, so landing a player rated at £18million for nothing seems like a no-brainer. It’s just a question of whether he would consider a move to Yorkshire rather than Arsenal or Roma.

In other news: ‘People I’ve spoken to’ – Reporter drops Leeds transfer news; Orta busy on more than Aaronson

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