Leeds United are edging close to a deal for versatile star Steven Zuber.
According to TBR Football, the deal could be a goer as both Bild and Phil Hay confirm the Championship leaders interest in the player.
Leeds are not expected to make many moves in the market with both Managing Director Angus Kinnear and Head Coach Marcelo Bielsa confirming improvements to the squad will only come with the right player.
A move for Zuber does seem to cover that ideology with the Swiss utility man coming with a very impressive CV.
The 27-year old currently plays for Bundesliga side Hoffenheim but has limited to a rotational option this season making only nine appearances.
Joining in 2014 from CSKA Moscow, the midfielder has made 99 appearances scoring 8 goals and 8 assists. Zuber has also made an impressive 11 appearances in the Champions League for the Russian side prior to the Bundesliga move.
Usually deployed on either wing, Zuber can also be deployed as a full back or as an attacking midfielder with success. The Swiss international has been a utility player for his national side, making 20 appearances and scoring 5 goals.
The one stumbling block is the fee expected to prize Zuber away from the German League with a potential £5-7million investment expected to be the few for his services.
With Leeds being extremely frugal in the transfer market, a loan with a view to a permanent deal may be the only option to secure Zuber.
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By Ryan Ingham