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Phil Hay pours cold water on Leeds’ rumoured bid for Ze Luis

Phil Hay pours cold water on Leeds’ rumoured bid for Ze Luis

Leeds United were recently linked with a move for Spartak Moscow’s Ze Luis, however, those claims were thought to be untrue.

A report from Russian media outlet Championat had stated that The Whites were prepared to make a bid of £10.5million (€12million) to land the striker – which they had also suggested would be rejected as the club would not sell him for that amount of money.

However, according to one reliable journalist, it appears that the report was false.


Phil Hay, who works for the Yorkshire Evening Post and covers Leeds, was asked by a fan on Twitter for his thoughts on the rumours about a bid for Ze Luis.

And, he appears to have poured cold water all over them by simply stating “no”.

The Verdict:

The report from Russia appears to have come from nowhere and it seems a little too ambitious for Leeds to be able to pull off – especially in January.

Marcelo Bielsa is not thought to be in the market for a striker this winter, whilst the fee that has been claimed would be considered too large for the Elland Road outfit to be able to splash out this month.

Leeds are thought to be interested in a winger and will likely focus their attention on trying to get one, so there should not be any more in the rumoured Ze Luis links.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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