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Leeds United: Whites still interested in signing Fenerbahce forward Michael Frey

Leeds United: Whites still interested in signing Fenerbahce forward Michael Frey

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa may be about to swoop for Fenerbahce forward Michael Frey.

Initially linked with a move for the 24-year-old in June (via Belgian outlet DH), the Whites are reportedly still interested in signing him.

According to Fotomac (as quoted by Sport Witness), Frey is on Bielsa’s radar and looks certain to leave Fenerbahce despite only joining the club last year.

Although Turkish side Caykur Rizespor are also thought to be in the running for Frey, Fotomac report that England is his preferred destination this summer.

Considering that Frey only managed to score five goals in 22 appearances for Fenerbahce last season (via Transfermarkt), bringing him in this summer could prove to be a mistake by Bielsa.

Compared to Leeds’ current forward options Kemar Roofe (3.1 shots per game, as per WhoScored) and Patrick Bamford (3, via WhoScored), Frey averaged just 1.4 shots per game for the Super Lig side (via WhoScored), illustrating a lack of cutting edge in-front of goal.

Furthermore, given that the aforementioned duo combined for a total of 24 goals in the second-tier during the previous campaign, as per WhoScored, it could be argued that Frey may struggle to usurp either player if he does indeed join.

Therefore, when you factor in that the £1.35m-rated ace’s (via Transfermarkt) has missed 16 Fenerbahce games over the past six months due to various injury issues, it may be wise for Bielsa to end his interest in him as the 63-year-old can ill-afford to be carry any passengers next season if the club are to launch a push for promotion.

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