Perhaps Leeds United will have to wait until the end of the season to sign the Sporting defender Tobias Figueiredo.

The player’s departure from the Portuguese club has always been linked to the arrival of a replacement, but the current scenario is looking a bit complicated for the Lions.

Sporting already have an agreement to sign Marcelo from Rio Ave next summer, but the negotiations to anticipate the deal and bring him in January are still to see a green light.

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That’s why according to O Jogo today, Tobias Figueiredo still can’t leave the club, as he’s currently Jorge Jesus’ fourth option for the defense.

Leeds United don’t get a mention this time, but continue to be the only club  linked to the defender, as covered by us in a report yesterday.

Sporting are still said to be waiting for a ‘good offer’ to let Figueiredo go, but considering all the frequent stories about his possible departure, it seems that the club is very interested in selling him, and won’t need much convincing to do so.