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Anthony Knockaert to Leeds is “wide of the mark”

Anthony Knockaert to Leeds is “wide of the mark”

Leeds United are thought to be in the market for a new winger this January, however, one Premier League man does not appear to be heading to Elland Road anytime soon.

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Anthony Knockaert has been linked with a switch to the Championship leaders.

However, Andy Naylor appears to have poured cold water on any chance of a potential move happening.

The Argus journalist, who is a reliable source of information for news regarding The Seagulls, had stated on Twitter that rumours of a move were “wide of the mark”.


Knockaert is a player who has a vast amount of experience in the Championship and won promotion with both Brighton and Leicester City.

However, the 27-year-old has struggled to get a starting place within Chris Hughton’s side in the top-flight and continually finds himself on the bench.

The Verdict:

Knockaert would have certainly been a great addition for Leeds this winter, however, it appears far from likely to happen.

As mentioned, the Frenchman has plenty of experience of playing in England’s second tier and would have a vast amount of promotion knowledge that could have been beneficial for the Whites.

However, Marcelo Bielsa’s side will now need to look for another winger if they are to strengthen that position in the squad to ensure they remain challenging for promotion.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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