Leeds United are yet to make any signings in the January transfer window but the rumour mill is more than underway – while numerous players have left the club on loan in the past week. Here is a round-up of the latest Leeds United transfer news – including a potential link-up between a Leeds-linked striker and Rodrigo De Paul:
Before we get onto potential incomings, a few Leeds youngsters have left the club on loan. Ryan Edmondson returned to Yorkshire after two goals in 16 Aberdeen outings – to join League One side Northampton Town. Jordan Stevens has swapped struggling Swindon Town for Bradford City – joining Bryce Hosannah at Valley Parade. Then on Friday, Robbie Gotts joined Gary Neville-owned Salford City despite impressing at Lincoln.
Pulgar price tag
Leeds continue to be linked with Fiorentina and Chile midfielder Erick Pulgar. The tenacious midfielder starred last season, having a hand in 20 goals but has struggle to recapture that form this time around. Now, Italian website Fiorentina News have claimed that interested parties can sign Pulgar for the bargain figure of just £10.8million. Potential.
Rooney jewel about to be sold?
Leeds were linked with a move for Derby County’s Louie Sibley in the summer. Scoring five goals in 17 last season, the teenager was looked at by Leeds – Victor Orta confirming as much to YEP. Now, Derby are suffering a financial crisis and have failed to pay their senior staff since the end of November and Sky Sports claim some of the young guns could be sold to help ease those concerns – Sibley included.
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Leeds-linked striker could join De Paul
French website Le Phoceen claim Leeds want Mainz striker Jean-Phillipe Mateta, but face competition from Bundesliga sides and Marseille. The striker has scored an impressive 10 goals in 17 games – matching Patrick Bamford’s stunning form in the Premier League. But CalcioMercato have now suggested Mateta could ignore Leeds and join Rodrigo De Paul at Udinese – with talks underway.