This week we’ve covered reports from Italy which stated Jerry Mbakogu to Leeds United is wobbling.
First it was claimed the Championship club had asked for a discount on the €3.5m agreed fee because of the player’s injury record towards the end of last season. Mbakogu had a knee issue and hardly featured for his club when they needed him most.
A trip to Barcelona and world renowned surgeon Dr Ramon Cugat was thought to have solved that, but Leeds obviously have some concern.
Then it was claimed the deal is ‘stalling’ with Carpi worried because they’ve been counting on the transfer fee for their own incomings this summer.
Now TV Qui in Modena have it differently, they say the €3.5m deal is all agreed between Leeds United and Carpi, but Marcelo Bielsa is ‘reflecting’ on the transfer before giving the go-ahead.
It’s stated the Argentine ‘seems to prefer another striker profile for his 3-3-3-1 formation’. He wants someone who has more movement and who can drop deeper to help build attacks. Jerry Mbakogu probably isn’t that man.
There’s a June 30th deadline and whilst ‘the feeling is it can still close’ right now ‘everything is blocked’.