Transfers

Leeds’ chief January target revealed

Jesse Marsch and co. are ready to reignite their pursuit of a key summer target


An insight into the winter transfer plans of Premier League outfit Leeds United has been provided on Sunday.

The transfer team at Elland Road, of course, endured an altogether productive summer.

Boosted financially by the big-money sales of both Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, the Whites closed deals for no fewer than eight players, including the likes of Brenden Aaronson and Luis Sinisterra.

Not all of their attempts to reinforce Jesse Marsch’s ranks, though, proved successful.

One high-profile target to have been identified as a potentially game-changing addition at Leeds came in the form of PSV Eindhoven standout Cody Gakpo.

Despite extended negotiations in the buildup to Thursday’s transfer deadline, though, a deal, ultimately, could not be found.

If the latest word stemming from the media on Sunday is anything to go by, however, then those still hopeful of seeing wide-man Gakpo take to the pitch in the colours of the Peacocks need not fret.

This comes with confirmation having arrived that Leeds are expected to firmly reignite their pursuit of the Dutch international following the turn of the year.

As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Leeds ‘are planning to push again for Cody Gakpo in January’.

Not only that, but it is suggested that the 23-year-old represents the ‘main target’ of Jesse Marsch and co, with a view to the 2nd half of the campaign.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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