When a player fails a medical, it is often denied due to the worry it could put off other clubs in the future.

That appears to have been the case with Leeds United and Michael Cuisance. Back in the summer 2020 window, the midfielder was the subject of an approach from the Whites.

Bayern Munich and Leeds United agreed a deal and the transfer was on the way to going through until everything collapsed at the last minute.

Cuisance went on to join Marseille on and denied that his move to England failed due to a medical issue.

He was later quoted by Sky as saying: “There was no problem with the medical, the one with Marseille went very well, I am in form and ready to play.”

Marseille also went public to insist they’d found absolutely no issue in the medical tests. Cuisance went through his loan at the French club and then signed for Venezia, later being loaned to Sampdoria.

He was then loaned, for the recently concluded season, to VfL Osnabrück in the 2.Bundesliga, and the team finished last in Germany’s second division and were relegated.

Speaking to Ouest France, Cuisance touched upon the Leeds United issue, and this time admitted there was a medical issue.

Asked about his loan to Marseille, he said: “Full of emotions. But maybe I made too premature a decision by going there. I was supposed to sign for Leeds, coached by Bielsa. It was blocked for medical reasons… In short. In the process, everything comes together. But I can’t regret OM. There, it’s all or nothing, that’s what’s beautiful. We change coaches three times, the one who arrives at the end of the season (Sampaoli) does not plan with the players on loan. A manager from Venezia contacted me. And everything didn’t go as planned…”

Still just 24-years-of-age, Cuisance has time to save his top level career and is finally going about things the right way.

On port of his approach now, he said: “It’s day and night. Before, I didn’t spend so much time on all the extra things. Now, after training, I go to the weight room almost every day. I have a nutritionist, a physio, a fitness trainer… A real team. Before, I saw it as a waste of money. Today, I consider it an investment.”

And on what he wants for the rest of his career: “Don’t wish me anything. Things will happen because I deserve them. And I believe in it.”

Good luck Michael!