Leeds United have been heavily linked with a move for Turkish side Kasimpasa’s in form striker Mbaye Diagne, but are set to face even more stiff competition for the Senegalese striker’s signature.

In the summer transfer window, Premier League sides Bournemouth ad West Ham were both linked with moves for Kasimpasa striker Mbaye Diagne, along with Leeds United’s fellow Championship sides Hull City and Reading.

The 27-year-old spent three unsuccessful spells at Italian giants Juventus, where he played no senior games and was sent on loan spells to various clubs. The striker was loaned to French side AC Ajaccio, Belgium’s Lierse SK, Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia and KVC Westerlo of Belgium, before leaving permanently for Hungarian side Ujpest FC.

However, Senegalese striker Diagne ended up staying in Turkey with Kasimpasa, and has continued the prolific goalscoring form that caught the eyes of sides from all over Europe this season. Last season, Diagne played 19 games for the Turkish side, scoring 12 goals along the way after joining from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda.

Diagne – who has represented the Senegal National Team on three occasions – has played 11 games in the Turkish Super Lig this season, picking up 11 goals along the way, including three braces.

The 27-year-old’s impressive form has now caught the eye of newly promoted Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers – and they are considering making a move for the striker when the transfer window reopens in January. Turkish paper Fanatik are reporting that it will take a bid of £6.2m for Kasimpasa to consider selling their star striker in January.


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