Leeds United fans are not happy at the lack of action in the current transfer window, they may be about to get a lot more miserable according to journalist Jon Palmer on Twitter (below).
The story of Leeds United’s transfer window activity can be summed up in just five words and two pieces of punctuation: Lewis Baker, Jamal Blackman – Chelsea.
Other than the above, Whites fans have seen links to players turn to nothing as deals fell apart or were taken away from them by quicker-acting rivals.
The former has seen Leeds United lose signings in Abel Hernandez and Matej Vydra when wage demands were upped at the last moment. The latter has seen Derby County nip in and take Florian Jozefzoon from under their noses and to Pride Park. Now, it appears that this might be about to happen again.
Earlier today it was announced, coincidentally by Jon Palmer, that Cheltenham’s Sudanese striker Mo Eisa was to be dropped from the Robins side to face Birmingham in a friendly match today. Leeds United were linked to Eisa earlier on in the transfer window, even as late as yesterday. However, despite the Whites interest, it isn’t Elland Road where Eisa will be going.
— Jon Palmer (@JonPalmerSport) July 21, 2018
Expanding on the above tweet, Palmer says in his linked Gloucester Live article that the deal that Eisa will sign to transfer from one set of Robins to another will smash Cheltenham’s record transfer fee received when Steven Gillespie left for £400,000 to join Colchester in 2008.
Palmer thinks that the deal is to be one of a structured nature with Cheltenham receiving a sizeable £1.5 million over a specified period of time. The 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, this impatience will only turn to more anger should yet another rival gazump a player they’ve had in their sights.