Leeds look to bolster defensive ranks with centre back Diogo Monteiro

Leeds looking to bolster their defence by signing Portugal U17 centre-back Diogo Monteiro from Swiss side Servette as Jesse Marsch seeks further January reinforcements

  • Diogo Monteiro is a vital player at U17 level for the Portuguese national team
  • And he could be headed to Yorkshire with Leeds interested in the young talent
  • He made his debut in the Swiss Super League at just 16 years old in 2021
  • Leeds are also keeping an eye on midfielder George Hall from Birmingham City

Leeds are looking at signing teenage centre back Diogo Monteiro from Swiss club Servette.

The 17-year-old is a key figure with Portugal’s U17 side, as he’s earned 17 caps at that level and helped them reach the semi-finals of the U17 Euros in 2022.

He turns 18 next week, but made his pro debut at the age of 16 back in 2021, making him one of the youngest defenders to appear in the Swiss Super League.

Diogo Monteiro is a key player for Portugal at the U17 level, and debuted as a pro in 2021

The teenager was born in Geneva, and has four goals as a youth international.

Leeds are also still keen to sign midfielder George Hall from Birmingham City.

The 18-year-old has made 18 appearances, including five starts, for the Championship side this season, registering a goal and assist apiece.

Leeds are set to introduce their club-record £35m signing Georginio Rutter to the fans ahead of their FA Cup clash with Cardiff City on Wednesday night.

The forward has joined from Hoffenheim, where he had two goals and two assists in the Bundesliga this season.

Monteiro poses with the UEFA Respect and Fair Play trophy for 2021/22 in Nyon, Switzerland




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