Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to rage after it was reported that they were stepping up a hunt to sign Carpi forward Jerry Mbakogu.
The Mail reported that the Whites are ready to revive their interest in Mbakogu, 25, and are lining up a second bid for the Nigerian centre-forward in the summer transfer window.
It was said that Leeds made a £3.5million effort to sign Mbakogu from Serie B side Capri in the January transfer window, but the Italian outfit did not want to let the striker leave mid-way through the season.
The report added that the former Palermo player has applied for an Italian passport, which could smooth over any potential work permit issues that could arise in a move to England.
Leeds fans are thoroughly unhappy with the reported developments surrounding Mbakogu though.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga is due to leave Elland Road at the end of the campaign when his loan deal expires and many feel that they would prefer to sign the German on a permanent basis rather than take a chance on the Carpi forward, who has scored eight goals in 21 appearances across all competitions this season.
One angry United supporter claimed that owner Andrea Radrizzani has “no clue” about what he’s doing.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) February 17, 2018
If there's any truth in this it's a disgrace James. Radz admits he's been naive in appointments if we go down the road of signing the likes of this Nigerian in the summer who dosnt know the league then next season will just be another season of failure. Another cheap option .
— Silky (@silkyjohn30) February 18, 2018
Leeds are a mess can't people see radz no clue!!!!!
— Brooky (@brooky0001) February 17, 2018
Reckon Ratz needs to appoint a experienced football person to run the club top to bottom,he won't pay 8- 10 mil on proved players yet will chuck 4.5 on a unknown Second tier non prolific striker who will more than likely be stealing a wage…
— johnmat64 (@spirejohn1302) February 17, 2018
I think @andrearadri plays too much fifa. Next we'll be signing Doumbia or Muriel.
— Luke Fella (@luke_fella) February 17, 2018
Let the manager pick the signings. Not a director of football who doesn't seem to be held accountable for anything
— BB (@saam_talk) February 17, 2018
Get shut of Orta and let PH bring his own men in this summer.Surely lesson should have been learned from the crap we brought in last summer?
— DB (@baxterdaniel53) February 17, 2018
In other Leeds United news, this Sky Sports pundit has claimed Andrea Radrizzani make a brutal below-the-belt remark after making a decision.