You know that feeling of banging your head against a brick wall?
I sort of feel like that right now when it comes to Leeds United and the current transfer window. Just what is it going to take for us to finally get someone through the door? Because what we’re doing right now clearly isn’t enough.
So in our latest attempt to try and bring in a centre-forward to compete with Patrick Bamford, we appear to have hit a dead end. According to a report in The Yorkshire Evening Post, Southampton have turned down a third ‘loan with a view to buy’ offer for Che Adams, this time rejecting a ‘substantial loan fee’ with £20m set to go their way in the summer.
And by the looks of it, it isn’t just me that is getting frustrated with this news. Leeds United fans took to social media to discuss the matter, and they were left in one of two camps. Either annoyed at the club for wasting their time still pursuing a transfer that seems dead in the water, or by the fact that such an enormous fee still isn’t enough to entice the Saints to sell him on.
So his value’s increased by upwards of £5m in the space of six months, despite him not yet having scored a Premier League goal. Something fundamental is broken in football’s finances.
— David Guile 🦆 (@ellandduck) January 22, 2020
— Julian (@Julian60347607) January 22, 2020
Annoying thing about this is, the entire fan base knew it wouldn’t happen following comments from Southampton so,why didn’t the Elland Road executive understand it wasn’t going to happen? #notrocketscience #lufc
— Craig (@craigieboy007) January 22, 2020
A sign we need to sack Adams off and go for other targets, clearly not happening
— Harry Pearson (@Harry_Leeds98) January 22, 2020
If they won’t accept a deal of £20 million for a guy who can’t get in their team they’re more deluded than we are…….😀
— Alan Walls (@AlanWalls12) January 22, 2020
Just me that thinks 20m for someone who can’t even get a game for struggling Southampton is a bit extreme? They’re having our pants down here
— Jacob Wadsworth (@JacobWadsworth6) January 22, 2020
Erling Braut Haaland ➡️ Dortmund for £17m ✅
Che Adams ➡️ Leeds for £20m ❌
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) January 22, 2020
Staggered they’ve turned that down
— IsThatConfirmed (@IsThatConfirmed) January 22, 2020
20mill for McBurnie, that doesn’t make sense
— PAUL BRENDAN WYNN (@LeWedge) January 22, 2020
Would Adams have been worth a club-record fee?
Maybe it’s best if we just move on to another target?