Leeds United are facing competition from Championship rivals West Bromwich Albion and Brentford in the race for FC Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson.
That’s according to Kicker, who report that a whole host of clubs have shown interest in the Swedish striker following his impressive first-year in the Bundesliga.
Andersson has managed 13 goals and three assists for Union in all competitions this season, 12 of which have come in the Bundesliga alone.
He has impressed in other aspects of his play too, though, winning 503 duels in total and a league-high 260 aerial duels across the campaign.
Those numbers are eye-catching, to say the least, particularly for a striker and, according to Kicker have earned him interest from a trio of Championship clubs.
At the top of that list are Leeds, who are known to be on the hunt for a striker, particularly following Jean-Kévin Augustin’s failed loan move.
West Brom are also keen, as are Brentford, with all three named among a host of interested suitors for the 28-year-old.
It’s explained that Union are not particularly keen on losing their top goalscorer but a transfer to the UK would be ‘more worthwhile for financial reasons’ if it were to happen.
That’s because the release clause in Andersson’s contract – which is stated as being in the ‘mid-single-digit million range’ is higher for English clubs than it is German ones.
What the figure is, isn’t mentioned, although Kicker say ‘there is talk’ that any English suitors will have to pay up to 30 per cent more.
That still shouldn’t be a problem for either Leeds or indeed West Brom given their respective budgets this season.
Brentford, on the other hand, may struggle although that won’t be as much of an issue if they were to secure themselves promotion to the Premier League.