Leeds United supporters have been relatively quiet in the Transfer Tavern in the last few weeks after seeing their side go through a testing run of form, which didn’t get any better on Saturday as they went down 3-1 to Brentford at Griffin Park.
Thomas Christiansen’s men went into their clash with the resurgent Bees having suffered back-to-back home Championship defeats at the hands of Sheffield United and Derby County, in turn instigating their fall out of the play-off positions. And the Yorkshire giants slipped to tenth in the table at the weekend as late goals from Yoann Barbet and Ryan Woods helped seal a 3-1 success for Dean Smith’s side, who had earlier led through Neal Maupey’s header only to be pegged back by Ezgjan Alioski’s effort midway through the second half.
Thus, there has been a very sombre mood among our despondent resident Leeds supporters in the Tavern this week, and they are unlikely to be cheered up by a recent report from The Daily Mail, which suggests that they have failed with a bid to land Lech Poznan winger Kamil Jozwiak.
The 19-year-old has come up through the ranks at the Polish top-flight side to earn his senior debut for the club back in 2016, from which he has since gone on to play a further 28 times, scoring three goals and laying on three assists in the process.
Yet the Poland Under-19 international sees his contract expire at the Ekstraklasa club at the end of the current campaign, and as such Christiansen’s Leeds reportedly sought to take advantage by reportedly launching a £180,000 bid for the winger.
However, the Lech Poznan president has confirmed that it has been rejected by the club, saying: ‘I can confirm that we got this offer (from Leeds), but I firmly believe that we are not interested in parting with Kamil in the winter.’
And this is sure to frustrate Christiansen and the Leeds hierarchy, who clearly feel that reinforcements are needed in January to maintain a promotion push as the Championship seasons wears on.
Landlord’s verdict: There was a huge overhaul of players at Leeds United in the summer, with no fewer than 16 coming into the football club and several others making their way out of Elland Road.
Yet it still looks like more is required to help Thomas Christiansen’s men make a return to the Premier League this season, and one man they clearly feel can aid them in that quest is Lech Poznan youngster Kamil Jozwiak.
The 19-year-old has shown glimpses of potential in 29 first team appearances for the Polish outfit in recent times, but is out of contract at the end of the campaign and as such has attracted interest from Leeds.
Nonetheless, their £180,000 bid has been rejected by the club, but given that Poznan could lose him for nothing in the summer, it remains to be seen exactly how this transfer saga pans out during January.
Leeds fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!