According to inside futbol, a potential deal for between Leeds United and Carpi FC for striker Jerry Mbakogu is off for now, with Leeds United’s new head coach Marcelo Bielsa deciding he wants to take his time and decide what he wants in terms of his attacking options for next season.

Leeds United had supposedly agreed a deal with the Italian club to sign the Nigerian striker however, it appears Bielsa is debating pulling the plug on this deal, with it thought that the Argentine wants to focus on bringing his number one target, Matej Vydra into Elland Road in the coming weeks.

The Whites’ fan base have been reluctant about the potential signing of Mbakogu, and this will come as a welcome relief to Leeds United fans as they chase down Matej Vydra in the coming weeks.

It’s thought that striker Abel Hernandez, another target for Leeds United has supposedly taken a backseat for the time being, whilst the club push on to try and sign Vydra.

Leeds United fans are beginning to grow impatient at the lack of business that the club has made so far, but with Bielsa’s arrival this weekend and the fact that he wants to assess his attacking options, signs look positive that the clubs new Head Coach may be wanting to divert all available money towards a bid for Vydra at the minute, with the clear focus on promotion for next season.

It’s going to be interesting as to whether Leeds can pull a deal off for Vydra – but at present it looks like Leeds are stalling on any form of deal over Mbakogu to focus on their main transfer target.


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