Whites eye Paraguayan starlet
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leeds United manager Kevin Blackwell has confirmed an interest in Rivaldo.Leeds United manager Kevin Blackwell has confirmed an interest in Venezia starlet Rivaldo.
The 17-year-old marksman, whose full name is Rivaldo Gonzales Kiese, was watched by Leeds last weekend.
Blackwell dispatched scouts to watch the Serie B side's goalless draw against Crotone.
The Whites boss was impressed by the teenager and will keep an eye on him before deciding whether to make an offer.
"At 17 the boy is clearly a talent and has huge potential," said Blackwell to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
"There are a lot of questions to be asked and at the moment we are monitoring his progress."
Meanwhile, Leeds are understood to have rejected a £250,000 offer from newly-promoted Sunderland for 22-year-old Frazer Richardson.
The Black Cats have been linked with a move for the full back, however Leeds are believed to want around £500,000 to part with the defender's services.