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Leeds: Whites eyeing Michy Batshuayi

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Leeds United are monitoring Michy Batshuayi’s situation ahead of a potential summer swoop, according to Ben Jacobs.

The Lowdown: De Ketelaere to Milan

The Whites seem to still be on the search for a new forward after missing out on key transfer target Charles De Ketelaere. Andrea Radrizzani recently confirmed that Leeds were in the race to sign the Belgian and that it was ’50/50′ before he opted for Milan over Elland Road.

The Leeds owner revealed that a €40m (£33.75m) deal was agreed with Club Brugge and added that, in hindsight, he should have looked to seal a transfer at an earlier stage.

The Latest: Batshuayi linked with Leeds

Speaking to EFC Daily, Jacobs made a claim on Batshuayi’s future, with Leeds getting a mention.

He said that Everton ‘have explored’ a move and that Leeds are ‘also monitoring the situation’, although the journalist stated that it’s likely ‘that he ends up at Wolves, probably on a loan’.

The Verdict: Avoid

Batshuayi was described as ‘unstoppable’ back in 2017 by Pat Nevin, and he lived up to those comments last season. The 28-year-old spent the 2021/22 campaign in Turkey with Besiktas, netting 14 league goals and registering five assists in 33 games.

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However, he has struggled in England with just 15 goals in 77 appearances for both the Blues and Crystal Palace, so Leeds could be better off exploring younger alternative targets.

It could also be wise for a new attacking addition to have that bit of versatility as well in Jesse Marsch’s new narrow formation, which would make a move for centre-forward Batshuayi, who currently earns £90,000 per week, a risk.


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