Leeds United selling Chris Wood and replacing him with Pierre-Michel Lasogga would be a gamble of monumental proportions. Wood has been a reliable source of goals for Leeds United, which has obviously brought admiring eyes to Elland Road.
Burnley are one of the clubs most linked with the Leeds United striker, with claims of an offer being made, but they’re also chasing a forward in Spain, which suggests prising Wood from the Championship club isn’t so easy.
Spanish newspaper Marca report Burnley have offered €12m for Florin Andone of Deportivo La Coruna, whilst the regional Spanish newspaper which covers Depor, La Voz de Galicia, reports the offer is €14m.
Well, the title says €14m, the actual article claims it’s €15m. English claims are leaned on for much of the information, and it’s pointed out that Andone would be second choice for Burnley, behind Leeds United’s Wood.
Both Marca and La Voz de Galicia say Burnley’s efforts for Florin Andone are insufficient, just as they’re finding out with Chris Wood.
That doesn’t mean a sale is dead, and this is where Arsenal could come in.
Deportivo La Coruna have been trying their best to sign Lucas Perez from Arsenal, but keep getting knocked back. The latest offer from Depor was €12m, as detailed by the player’s agent this week, but Arsenal refused that.
If Depor could sell Andone for something like €16m, send €14-15m to Arsenal for Perez and still have enough to cover agent fees, then that would be a good scenario for them.
Burnley would get Andone, and presumably Chris Wood would stay at Leeds United, or move somewhere other than Burnley. A slightly bigger offer from Burnley could have a domino effect on the market.