Date: 11th July 2018 at 1:00pm
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It was reported this week that Leeds United had apparently cooled their interest in Derby County striker Matej Vydra despite him appearing to be one of our top targets this summer.

The Yorkshire Evening Post suggested that the 26-year-old striker had apparently issued new wage demands as contract talks had progressed and with such a ‘dramatic’ rise, we are likely willing to walk away from the deal and look at alternative options.

Having reportedly first approached the Pride Park outfit for his services back in May, we were said to be happy to meet the £11million price tag and it was believed that we were also happy to pay in excess of £30,000 a week to secure Marcelo Bielsa highly rated target.

For Leeds fans, the news gets worse as they also reported that we had cooled our interest in former Hull City striker Abel Hernandez as well, owing to the financial package he was seeking as a free agent and our bid to loan Birmingham City goalkeeper David Stockdale has also fallen down as they only appear interested in a straight sale.

With solving the goalkeeper situation being one problem this summer, failing to follow up interest in former loanee Pierre-Michel Lasogga leaves us without a recognised specialist centre-forward.

When it comes to firepower going into the 2018/19 season we’re between a rock and a hard place and we don’t seem to have much room for real negotiation unless we can pull a couple of realistic targets out of nowhere.

One transfer failing just seems to span into another at the minute.

 

4 Replies to “Leeds Cool Striker Interest – Some Fans Begin To Overheat”

  • Big club small wallet
    Chairman is more interested in making money ???? in USA and Far East
    Believe he was sounding out a sale to someone in Asia
    That worked well for Villa
    Chairman is happy to make money renting out Elland Road for other events and investing in his company but not willing to dig deep to buy any decent players
    Another season of woe
    They talk a good game but there will be nothing down for us

    • Every club has to operate within their means I get that, we’re paying the price for nonsensical spending and you only have to look at Aston Villa for the mess they are in and Leeds certainly has history on that front! But the deals going through, it’s not mega money for average players yet, the longer it’s left the more picky clubs will get.

      • Look at wolves £40 million to get out of this league
        Leeds are trying to do it on meat and 2 veg many more years in the wilderness
        Can see a relegation fight on our hands

        • I agree. Wolves spent on quick gain, loans with no risk. Those they grabbed on a permanent basis they new they could make 2-5m profit on by selling quickly – I think their board actually said if it failed they’d sell and start again knowing they’d break even at worst. They had a clear plan, our board seem to have come unstuck at the first sign of somebody saying 5k more because we never assumed they would.

          You might be generous on meat and 2 veg though…I’m seeing someone taking the peas, but no meat or mash.

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