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Respite for suffering Leeds fans as promising reports emerge

Leeds United supporters have been pretty downbeat in the Transfer Tavern this week given their side’s recent run of poor form, which failed to improve last weekend as the Yorkshire giants went down 3-1 at Brentford to slip to tenth in the Championship table.

Thomas Christiansen’s men were top of the division back in September but have since then struggled to maintain their fine start to the campaign, with the Whites losing six of their eight league games prior to last weekend’s trip to Griffin Park. Yet they were unable to stop the rot against Dean Smith’s side on Saturday as late goals from Yoann Barbet and Ryan Woods helped secure a 3-1 win for the hosts, with Neal Maupay’s opener cancelled out by Ezgjan Alioski’s second half strike for Leeds.

Thus, it’s been a difficult few weeks for our resident Whites supporters, but there may be some respite for those suffering fans if a recent report from The Daily Express is anything to go by.

And that’s because they detail comments from a Lech Poznan spokesman regarding the future of winger Kamil Jozwiak, who was subject of an unsuccessful £180,000 bid from Leeds earlier this week.

The 19-year-old came up through the ranks at the Polish side to earn his senior debut for the club last year, from which he has since added a further 28 first team appearances, scored three goals and laying on three assists in the process.

But with two goals and two assists coming so far this season, the Poland youth international is clearly making great strides, and Leeds sought to take advantage of his expiring contract earlier in the week by launching a £180,000 bid for the youngster, but it was turned down by Lech Poznan.

However, that might not be the end of it as a spokesman from the club has recently said that Jozwiak is seeking a move to Leeds, stating: ‘During the meeting, the agent and father reported that they were not interested in the club’s offer and would like to transfer the player to Leeds United.’

Thus, it looks like the 19-year-old wing wizard could well be making the move to Elland Road in January.

Landlord’s verdict: There may well have been a huge overhaul of players at Leeds United in the summer, with no fewer than 16 coming in, but it still looks like more are needed if the Whites are to return to the Premier League.

And they seem to recognise that as well by launching a £180,000 bid for Lech Poznan’s Kamil Jozwiak earlier this week, and although that was rejected by the Polish club, the player himself is reportedly keen on a move to Elland Road.

This is sure to come as huge boost to Thomas Christiansen and his side, and given that they also invested in their development squad and youth programme over the summer, this looks to be another signing for both the present and indeed the future – a future they hope will be in the Premier League.

Leeds fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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