The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern are all delighted as a report from TEAMtalk claims that the club has decided against the signing of Jerry Mbakogu from Serie B side, Carpi. The Nigerian striker has been described as “the next Didier Drogba” but Marcelo Bielsa would rather sign a Championship proven player.
Leeds decide against signing long-term £4.5m striker target, Jerry Mbakogu, according to reports.https://t.co/12WIxDKl3N
— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) June 26, 2018
This summer looks like being a big one for Leeds United. The club has already completed the biggest signing they could have hoped for sorted with Marcelo Bielsa now tied down to a two-year contract. Now though, the Argentine gaffer will be turning his attention to the transfer market and has ear-marked both Abel Hernandez and Matej Vydra as targets for the club to look at to bolster their attack.
Because of this, the club will now be pulling out of the running for Carpi striker, Mbakogu. Thoma Christensen agreed a deal with Carpi that meant the Whites could sign the Nigerian striker for £4.5 million this summer, although with Bielsa now in charge it looks like the club won’t be taking up the chance to sign the 25-year-old who only managed six goals in 26 Serie B appearances in the 2017/18 season.
You can read our relieved Whites’ thoughts on the Mbakogu news here:
— Dan Chaulk (@DanJamesChaulk) June 26, 2018
— Lee J.C.V.D Alder (@Lee6378) 26 June 2018
Good put that money towards a decent striker
— Mip (@mipsical) 26 June 2018
Common sense prevails.
— David Beaumont (@davidglen23) June 26, 2018
— Jim P (@ParkinMr) 26 June 2018
— Daniel Lloyd-Tompkin (@DanielLloydLUFC) June 26, 2018
Carpi president must be fuming
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) June 26, 2018
Beliasa says you ain’t coming here
— peter verelst (@uligan1) 26 June 2018
The news that Mbakogu won’t be at Elland Road next season is brilliant for the fans, as the money will be put towards a striker who the fans have heard of and who has Championship experience.