Leeds forward transfer on the cards with talks planned, almost joined PL club this year - Sky Sports journalist
Stromsgodset forward Abdul-Basit Agouda is jetting into England for talks with a transfer to Leeds United on the cards, according to a reliable journalist.
Will Unwin, who works with Sky Sports and ITV, claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Agouda, 18, may potentially be flying over to the UK to go into discussions with Leeds.
Football Insider exclusively reveled in October that the Whites were among a clutch of clubs keeping track of the Norway Under-19 international, who almost joined Premier League club Brighton earlier this year and was the subject of a bid from Middlesbrough in 2016.
Teenage Norwegian striker Abdul-Basit Agouda on his way to England to talk to clubs about a move. Good record for Norway youth sides. Leeds a possibility but other clubs interested. Almost joined Brighton in Jan. That’s my transfer news for the year
— Will Unwin (@Will_Unwin) November 28, 2017
Leeds have made significant efforts to improve their development squads since Victor Orta was hired as director of football earlier this year and it seems that he may have tapped into one of the hottest young properties in Scandinavian football.
Agouda has only ever made four senior team appearances from Norwegian top-flight side Stromsgodset, but in his limited game time has still managed to score a respectable two goals.
Football Insider revealed last month that Agouda, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has turned down two contract offers from Stromgodset, meaning interested clubs can land the player for a minimal compensation fee.
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Football Insider Verdict
Agouda looks like a very good talent, but is he someone that Leeds really need? In short, no. Orta and Thomas Christiansen must work together on improving the first-team in January after some serious flaws were exposed in the last couple of months. Leeds need a goalkeeper, left-back and a centre-back, and perhaps even a striker who is of first-team quality after mixed results from the four brought in over the summer. It’s clear that the Yorkshire club is planning for the future, but they must no lose sight of what is happening in the present. Too much money and time invested in the youth set-up could have a detrimental effect on the senior squad, and at the moment, the club can’t afford that luxury.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have been handed renewed hope of landing this Premier League forward with his club planning to terminate his deal in January.
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