According to journalist Jon Palmer on Twitter (below), Leeds United target Mo Eisa has been dropped from the Cheltenham Town side to face Birmingham today.
— Jon Palmer (@JonPalmerSport) July 21, 2018
As Palmer points out, the exciting Eisa in not being allowed to play in the friendly fixture due to the proximity of a permanent move away which he says is “expected to complete…in the next 24 hours.”
Leeds United have been mentioned before as a potential home for the talented Sudanese 24-year-old. This interest was again revisited yesterday with The News saying that United had “entered the race to land Mo Eisa.”
Former VCD Athletic FC, Greenwich and Dartford striker Eisa shone on his jump up to the Football League last season. In his 45-game run in League Two, the exciting youngster hit 23 league goals and laid on seven assists.
Leeds United fans have begun to grow impatient at the lack of transfer activity the club are engaging in, although it would remain to be seen whether this interest in Eisa would be enough to placate them.
Of course the Whites have previous taking promising young strikers from League Two and getting them embedded in the Elland Road set-up. One only has to look at the matter of Kemar Roofe who last season was Leeds United’s leading scorer – he came from League Two Oxford United.
However, promise and potential are one set of factors; what Leeds United fans are wanting is payout in terms of goals. Roofe’s season last time out only yielded 11 of those, and Eisa would be joining a club who’ve seen deals for Abel Hernandez and Matej Vydra fall to the wayside.
Bearing this in mind, would they be willing to place a high degree of faith in Cheltenham’s Eisa should Elland Road be the destination that he is headed?