Alberth Elis is a name reportedly on Leeds United’s radar this summer. Leeds are pursuing Honduras speed machine Elis according to French media – and here are three new updates to come out in the last 24 hours.
Elis, 26, emerged as a possible signing earlier this week following Bordeaux’s relegation from Ligue 1. The French club need to sell in order to balance the books and Leeds are ready to take advantage:
Update 1 – Bordeaux complete permanent Elis deal
So, Elis was only on loan at Bordeaux last season. Joining the club from Portuguese side Boavista on a loan-to-buy deal last summer, he scored nine goals in 20 Ligue 1 outings. Now, Bordeaux have confirmed his signing.
They have activated the clause in his loan deal. A report from Get French Football News claims that Bordeaux have paid the £5million necessary to complete a permanent move.
Update 2 – Bordeaux set Elis price tag, want immediate sale
The initial report from L’Equipe states that Bordeaux were always going to sign him permanently – and confirmation has now arrived. They also said that Bordeaux would look to find an immediate sale in order to make a profit.
Now, the GFFN report states the fee Leeds will have to pay to sign him. Bordeaux want more than double the £5million fee they paid to get him – a relatively cheap £12million, considering his form in Ligue 1 last term.
Update 3 – Elis comments on future amid Leeds interest
With Leeds pursuing Elis, the latest of the three new updates comes from Elis himself. Speaking to Honduran outlet El Heraldo, the 53-time international said he “dreams” of a move to the Premier League:
“My dream has always been to play in the English league, and let’s hope that it will happen; first of all, God will give me that opportunity, and I will be able to take advantage of it,” Elis said.