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Leeds United move does not appeal to striker after claims of €15m bid emerge

According to a report from Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb, a move to Leeds United does not appeal to SPAL striker Andrea Petagna, after it was claimed that the Whites had made a €15 million bid to try and bring the striker to Elland Road before the closure of the transfer window on Thursday evening. 

We covered reports from Italy here on The72 claiming that Leeds United had made a bid of €15 million to try and tempt Serie A side SPAL into selling striker Andrea Petagna, with the Whites looking to bring in a new striker before the transfer window closes.

With Kemar Roofe making a surprise move to Belgium to link up with former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany – who is now player-manager at Anderlecht – Leeds United are looking to bring in a new striker, with Italian striker Andrea Petagna said to be one of the attackers on the club’s shortlist.

It was claimed that the Whites made a bid of €15 million to try and sign Petagna, only for the offer to be rejected by SPAL. Now, it has been reported that the idea of a move to Elland Road does not appeal to the Italian striker, with it remaining unknown where the 24-year-old will be playing his football once the transfer window slams shut on Thursday.

Petagna has been with SPAL for one year but only made a permanent move to the club this summer once the obligation to buy in his initial loan deal was triggered upon the start of the summer transfer window. In his time with the club, the one-time Italian international has scored an impressive 17 goals in 37 games and could add to that total this season with a move yet to materialise.

Whether or not Petagna makes a move away from SPAL this summer, it seems highly unlikely that he will be joining Leeds with reports from Italy claiming that a move to the Championship side is not of interest to him.

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