Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern will hope their side do not miss out on the chance to sign a striker this summer to help add some much-needed firepower to the squad.
Paul Heckingbottom’s side are thought to be looking at a number of areas to improve during the off-season, and an attacker is believed to be high on the manager’s list. The club have been heavily rumoured to be looking at a number of options, yet one may become unavailable if they do not act fast.
The two sides have already agreed to a £3.5 million fee, yet the Whites are thought to be stalling in case someone else becomes available, with much of their focus reportedly on Hull City’s Abel Hernandez.
And this significant update is sure to intrigue our resident Leeds fans, many of whom are unsure whether their side should indeed seal a deal for Mbakogu given his injury problems in the second half of the season.
Landlord’s Verdict: Despite the Italian outfit’s president setting a deadline for the deal to happen, it is still expected that the Nigerian would be joining them in Yorkshire next month.
The striker had started the campaign with the Serie B side in good form, yet he missed the majority of the second half of the season with a serious injury, and Leeds appear worried that £3.5 million could be a price too big to pay.
Thus, it very much remains to be seen whether the Whites do indeed get a deal done for the 25-year-old, with time ticking away towards Carpi’s deadline.
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