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Leeds: Whites credited with Maxwel Cornet interest

Leeds: Whites credited with Maxwel Cornet interest -Leeds United News

Leeds United have in the last 24 hours been credited with an interest in Burnley left-back Maxwel Cornet.

The Lowdown: Wondergoal at Elland Road

Cornet made the move to Burnley last summer and enjoyed a productive first season in the Premier League on a personal level.

The 25-year-old netted nine Premier League goals in 26 appearances, one of which was an unstoppable free-kick at Elland Road in a 3-1 defeat for the Clarets.

The Ivory Coast international, who can play pretty much anywhere down the left flank, now appears to be a man in demand following Burnley’s relegation, and it looks as if a move to Yorkshire could be a possibility.

The Latest: Leeds links

According to Wednesday’s edition of The Journal, relayed by MOT Leeds News, the Whites, along with Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham, are all interested in signing Cornet.

They say that the versatile wing-back, who can also play on the wing or even up front, has a £17.5m release clause in his current Burnley contract and could leave Turf Moor this summer.

The Verdict: Interesting…

Jesse Marsch recently confirmed that Junior Firpo will be out for up to eight weeks through injury, which will leave Leeds short at left-back.

Cornet at Leeds?

Yes, just what we need!

Yes, just what we need!

No, look elsewhere!

No, look elsewhere!

Therefore, bringing in the ‘electric’ (Andy Jones, The Athletic) Cornet could be a wise move as he could initially cover for Firpo at left-back while also providing another attacking option when the Spaniard is back.

He impressed in a struggling Burnley side last season, showing he has the quality to compete in the Premier League, so a £17.5m swoop could be an extremely shrewd move.

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