Top-flight attacker involved in 27 goals reportedly reaches agreement, Leeds must step up hunt


FC Utrecht attacker Zakaria Labyad has reportedly reach a verbal agreement with Ajax – and Leeds United must set up their hunt to sign the Morocco international if they have any chance of signing him.

Voetbalsnafu has previously claimed that Leeds had been keeping close tabs on Labyad, 25, after seeing him play alongside loanee Mateusz Klich.

It was understood that the Whites had sent scouts to watch Klich’s performances, but were impressed by Labyad, who has been in stunning form this season by being involved in 27 goals across all competitions.

However it seems that Leeds will have a real fight on their hands if they want to snap up the former PSV attacking midfielder as Voetbal International has now reported that he has reach a verbal agreement with Ajax over a four-year deal and it is said that the Amsterdam giants want to wrap up the transfer as soon as possible.

Leeds could be blown out of the water by Ajax, but if Labyad wants to play in the Premier League one day, Elland Road could be a better choice as it could increase his exposure to England’s top-flight.

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Victor Orta has to try and step up the club’s chase for the 25-year-old, otherwise Ajax seem as though they will conclude a deal unchallenged.

Labyad could be the key to success at Elland Road and helping Leeds get back to the Premier League.

He has scored 16 goals and supplied 11 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions for Dutch top-flight side Utrecht and even if he replicates half of those stats in Yorkshire, he would have been a decent signing.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has apologised for his latest blunder that had fans of the club raging on Twitter.

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