Azzedine Ounahi’s impressive displays for Morocco at the World Cup aroused interest from several clubs across Europe in the winter market, including Leeds United.

The Whites showed firm interest in the midfielder and even sent a bid to Angers to secure his services. Leeds weren’t able to seal a deal as the 22-year-old snubbed them to join Marseille in the last window.

French journalist Romain Molina has now provided insight into the offers made by both Leeds and the Ligue 1 side, and his comments are relayed by Le10 Sport.

The journalist has also stated the Premier League club were keen on acquiring the player’s signature in January.

“He’s gone to Marseille for €8m+€2m [bonuses], it’s true. Knowing that Leeds had offered €20m. It was only Leeds who had a firm offer for Ounahi. Napoli had inquired a little, but the firm offer came from Leeds. The player didn’t want to go,” he said.

Having relayed Molina’s quotes, Le10 Sport explained Marseille completing the Morocco international’s signing is a ‘real robbery’ because Leeds had offered ‘twice as much’ to bring Ounahi to Elland Road.

Ounahi’s decision to pick Marseille over Leeds hasn’t gone well so far. He’s been restricted to 115 minutes of action from seven league matches, which includes only one start.