Details of Leeds United’s failed deadline day move for Jose Campana have emerged via Sport Witness.
According to a report from Eldesmarque, Leeds made a bid for the Spanish midfielder prior to the closure of the European transfer window last week.
A failed swoop for Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance seemed to push Marcelo Bielsa towards a potential move for the Levante midfielder.
Failing to bring Campana to Elland Road as well though, Bielsa instead secured a deadline day switch for Brazilian attacker Raphinha, and with the domestic deadline approaching, interest in Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell continues.
Agent attempted final call for Campana move
With Campana’s failed move to Yorkshire now in the background, details over his agent’s attempts to make a move happen have now emerged.
Spanish media outlet SuperDeporte claim that Leeds were interested but only after a call from the player’s agent to Elland Road officials.
The 27-year-old – who previously spent time in English football having had a loan spell with Crystal Palace back in 2013 – is currently playing in La Liga, having featured in all three of Levante’s opening league games this term so far.
Missing out on Campana could be softened by Cantwell arrival
Jose Campana would have been a superb signing for Leeds, after gaining an impressive seven league assists last term and averaging a whopping 3.8 dribbles per game this season as well as 1.8 key passes, via Whoscored.
Bielsa seems to be seeking a long term replacement for the ageing Pablo Hernandez and it does look like a final move for Cantwell could develop, even if it doesn’t come in this transfer window.
A younger option than Campana, the Norwich City man could be the perfect final piece of the puzzle for Bielsa.
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