Over all the months of covering Jerry Mbakogu to Leeds United, one thing has become clear: Fans of the Championship club aren’t that keen on the deal.
That’s been even more apparent in recent weeks as a new wave of optimism settles over Elland Road with the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa.
But the claims of Carpi expecting the sale to happen have continued.
Earlier today we covered a report which even stated the Serie B club would look to get things sorted out this week, maybe even today, as they need to raise money to sign Federico Melchiorri from Cagliari on a permanent basis.
Carpi have a €1.3m clause for Melchiorri and believe, or hope, they’re getting €3.5m from Leeds United for Mbakogu.
Now Resto del Carlino report, via TMW, Leeds United are looking for a discount on that price because Mbakogu played so few games towards the end of the season.
The Carpi striker had a knee injury which kept him out of action, and it’s understandable if Leeds are concerned. Bonus payments would remain unchanged.
Given Carpi’s situation and Mbakogu’s end to the season, Leeds have a good chance of that discount.
This could be the start of the Championship club pulling out, or alternatively they remain interested but want to get the player for less than Carpi expected to receive.