Leeds United remain interested in signing Sampdoria midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri after completing their first January signing in the form of Max Wober – and Italian outlet Club Doria 46 report that he is available for a bargain price.

Sabiri, 26, only joined Sampdoria on a permanent basis from Ascoli last summer – after spending the second half of last season on loan. He has since clocked up eight goal involvements in 27 games for the Serie A club, scoring five himself.

The Morocco international’s form for Sampdoria saw him called up to his nation’s squad for the World Cup. Which, of course, went all the way to the semis – the surprise package of this year’s tournament. Sabiri returns to Sampdoria.

But what now? Sabiri is the subject of interest from a number of clubs after his display in Qatar. Which included an assist in a 2-0 win over Belgium. SampNews said Leeds want Sabiri, as do Betis, Lyon and two unnamed English clubs.

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Now, Leeds have been told the amount of cash it would take to sign the attacking midfielder. Indeed, Club Doria 46 state that Leeds remain keen. A fee between £5.3million and £6.2million would be enough to land Sampdoria’s no.11.

Leeds interested in signing Sabiri; he is available for bargain price

Sabiri would be a wonderful signing for Leeds. Not to start, but the Whites lack the numbers in the final third. Which has been proven this term, Jesse Marsch having to rely on youngsters to deliver the goods. Luckily, at times, they have.

Willy Gnonto, Sam Greenwood and Crysencio Summerville all deserve praise for their performances. Their impact in the final third. But, Leeds need proven quality if they are going to fire themselves up the League. Sabiri is just that.

For the bargain price of potentially less than £6million, Leeds are getting a player that can be relied upon to make an impact from midfield. Able to play as an eight, a 10 or on either flank, he is the ideal player to have on the bench.

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