Here’s the news many Leeds United fans will like to hear: The Jerry Mbakogu transfer is ‘stalling’.
A day after we covered claims from Italy that Leeds United have asked for a discount on the €3.5m fee previously agreed, because of the striker’s injury hit end of season, it’s reported the transfer isn’t quite as certain as it once was.
Leeds agreed to sign the Carpi player in January and that’s been repeatedly spoken about by people at the Italian club. But since then Leeds United have changed manager and appointed Marcelo Bielsa, and the Argentine will certainly have his own ideas about the transfer market.
CarpiCalcioNews say ‘the negotiation with Leeds is stagnating’ and this is causing financial problems for Carpi as they look to get their own transfers in. A €3.5m fee is a big deal for a Serie B club and much of Carpi’s summer plans have been based on the money arriving from Elland Road.
It’s stated Leeds have already paid a €400k deposit for the player, and there’s no indication of what happens to this money if Mbakogu doesn’t move.
Gazzetta di Modena say the move is ‘stalling’ and that the transfer is still ‘open’ but isn’t as straightforward as it seemed a few months ago.