Leeds United’s delay over a move for striker target Fran Sol looks set to have backfired. The Spaniard is set to seal a €3 million switch to Ukranian side Dinamo Kyiv.
Willem II star striker Fran Sol has been heavily linked with a move away from the Eredivisie side throughout the early stages of the January transfer window. One of the clubs hot on his tail was Championship leaders Leeds United.
However, according to a report from Willem newspaper Brabants Dagblad, a bid never arrived from Leeds United. Celtic and Rangers were also in the chase for the striker, but they opted to look elsewhere, bringing in Timothy Weah and Jermain Defore respectively.
Ukranian side Dinamo Kyiv have jumped ahead of the chasing pack, agreeing a €3 million move. Personal terms have been agreed between the two parties and the move seems on the verge of completion.
After eight years in the Real Madrid academy, Sol was promoted to the Real Madrid C team. He played 69 times for the third string side, scoring 19 goals along the way. After four years, the Spaniard swapped Real Madrid for Villareal, where he only made two appearances for the senior team. However, he featured for B team 73 times, scoring 27 times.
After another unsuccessful spell in Spain, Sol moved to Willem II in The Netherlands, where he has become a resounding success. In his first season, he scored 10 goals and followed that up with 20 goals in the 2017/18 campaign. Sol has continued his good form in Holland this season, scoring an impressive 17 goals in 20 games in all competitions.
Marcelo Bielsa has not directly said he is looking to bring a striker in. A goalkeeper and winger are his priorities, with ‘keeper Kiko Casilla set to come in from Real Madrid.