Medical scheduled: Leeds agree to sell Wood to Burnley - report
By Harry Sykes
Leeds United have sensationally agreed to sell Chris Wood to Burnley, according to a report.
The Mirror claim the Yorkshire giants have accepted a third bid from the Premier League club for their prolific striker.
It is said that Burnley will pay £15million plus add-ons for Wood after Sean Dyche made it clear that the New Zealand international was his first choice to replace Andre Gray.
The Mirror report that Wood will leave Leeds’ hotel in the north-east today and travel to Burnley to undergo a medical.
Leeds have offered the forward, 25, a three-year contract extension on his current £15,000-a-week deal in an attempt to persuade him to stay.
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But Wood has made up his mind to end his two-year spell at Elland Road and join the top-flight outfit.
The forward’s future has come under the microscope in recent days amid strong interest from top-flight clubs, led by Burnley, who have set their sights on the Leeds spearhead after selling Gray to Watford for £18million.
Sean Dyche’s side tabled a bid that for Wood on Tuesday morning that was knocked back by the Championship promotion hopefuls, while Brighton and West Brom have also submitted offers of £14million.
Wood is a wanted man following a brilliant 2016-17 campaign in which he scored 30 goals in all competitions, 27 of which came in the Championship.
Football Insider verdict:
Wood has backed himself to make a better fist of his second spell in the Premier League. At Elland Road, the forward is the main man, starts every match and the team is built around maximising his predatory penalty box presence. Would he be afford the same status at a top-flight club? It’s unlikely. Wood will remember from his Leicester days that it is no fun being way down the striker pecking order. Nevertheless, he is in the form of his life, at the peak of his powers and still has room for improvement. He has made up his mind to quit, and Leeds will sorely miss him.
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