Let’s take you back to last summer, when Leeds United were trying to bolster their squad for the current Championship season, and a story emerged linking them to a Guingamp player.

That man was Yann Salibur, a left-winger who had just come off the back of a very good season with the Ligue 1 side, scoring 10 goals an picking up six assists in 34 appearances in all competitions.

L’Equipe reported Garry Monk had placed a bid for the now 26-year-old to try and bring him to Elland Road, but we speculated it would take a lot of convincing for the move to happen.

It never did, and the forward eventually stayed in France, where his first half of the season nearly earned him a move to the Premier League, with Hull City keen on his services.

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However, the move collapsed at the very last moment, and Salibur is now finishing the campaign in the north of France.

Speaking to L’Equipe, the player explains he hasn’t given up on his dreams, which include plying his trade in England at some point.

He said: “I’ve got to give what I have now my all to give the chance of getting there. Some trains come by just once, others more than once.”

With Leeds just three points off the playoffs with two games to go, there is still a slim chance of promotion, even if it seems unlikely.

As Salibur has just had a very similar season to his first in Ligue 1, dropping down to the Championship when he was so close to the Premier League seems unlikely, and only promotion could help Leeds in their endeavours to sign the Frenchman.

Hope is there, but Fulham would have to royally mess up for that to happen.