It’s being suggested that Marcelo Bielsa wants Leeds United to make a move for Amiens striker Moussa Konate.
Leeds continue to be linked with a number of players with the rumour mill going into overdrive ahead of the permanent deadline at 5pm tonight, and there remain links that we could still chase as the loan window doesn’t close until the end of the month.
With five signings already and an opening day win, optimism is high at Elland Road after a more difficult and slow summer, but Konate does appear to be a new face and has only just hit the media.
The Mirror’s print edition on Wednesday seemed to pick up on speculation in the French press that suggested we were lining up a £6million bid to tempt the 25-year-old to try his hand at the English game.
The much-travelled player sparked to life during his time with FC Sion and with 38 goals in 89 starting appearances, he made the switch to Amiens last August and chipped in with 14 goals in 35 showings at the Ligue 1 club to earn himself a place in Senegal’s squad for the World Cup.
Leeds fans seem torn on the idea having just spent big on Patrick Bamford, but others would certainly welcome his arrival.
If you get Konate start him for the rest of the season and just bin Roofe and Bamford he's far better than both
— noah (@NoahBFC) August 8, 2018
Moussa Konate, Marcus Maddison and a CB? Yes please ???????? @LUFC
— Adam Wilson (@adamwilson96) August 7, 2018
— Brandon Yates (@BielsasEnganche) August 7, 2018
Moussa Konate is a beast, VERY pacey at 6ft. Norwood, Caulker and Konate to finish the window would be scenes ???????? #LUFC
— Jordan ???????? (@JordanALAW) August 8, 2018
Another Striker? Rate it
— Leeds 4 Life (@leeds_4) August 7, 2018
Moussa Konate? Yes please
— ✌ (@bendywatter) August 8, 2018
Leeds linked Konate – these are no chumps he's scoring against , the last one was PSG #lufc
— leedsblog (@leedsblog1992) August 7, 2018
On those statistics, he’s got to be worth a punt you’d think as even if the move didn’t work out and he couldn’t replicate it in the Championship, he’s unlikely to lose much value at his age over one year as recent deals from France show.