Leeds United are reportedly close to a deal for Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu, but fans are are in two minds about whether he’s the answer to their problems.
La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira claimed that the player would sign a contract with Leeds on a £3million deal.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) May 13, 2018
The only problem is Mbakogu is about as untried and untested as you can get.
He’s not set the world alight in Serie B where he’s had one good season with 15 goals in 30 games, but that was back in the 14/15 season.
Six in 25 league games this season suggest a power on the wane – not something that Leeds fans are looking forward to.
After hearing the news, Leeds fans flocked onto Twitter to make their voices heard, although not everyone was negative.
One fan said everyone should wait to see if Leeds sign an experienced striker on top before piling in, although he did say that if they didn’t, fans could fill their boots.
Another said that he’d wanted him at Leeds for years and compared him to Chris Wood, but another said he was a clown and that he wouldn’t be giving him a chance.
Here are the best reactions from the Leeds fans to the news about Mbakogu:
I've had many debates with Leeds fans about Mbakogu, I've rated him for years,wanted him to sign when Cellino was owner. He's fast, he's big & on his day unplayable. He like when Chris Wood joined just needs a stable home to flourish. Regardless any preconceptions back him #lufc
— James Howson (@BigJimmy_V) May 13, 2018
Jerry Mbakogu 6 goals in 22 Serie B appearances. No I won’t be giving that clown a chance. He won’t be good enough. Quickly losing any confidence I have left in Radrizzani if we go ahead and blow £5 million on pony like that.
— Tommy Ellam (@Ellam9) May 13, 2018
This Mbakogu better be an upgrade on the likes of Ekuban & Grot. We need Championship ready / proven players. Not more overseas gambles
— White Knight LUFC (@WhiteKnightLUFC) May 13, 2018
That's the million dollar question. The same money arguably gets you Grabban, McBurnie or pays the wages for a year loan of a top quality striker.
Hopefully another striker comes in? Mbakogu *might* be worth the money but it's a punt again and fans don't want to see it.
— Daryl (@Dazelar29) May 13, 2018
Before going berserk and tweeting Radz about the rumoured Mbakogu signing, could we wait and see if #LUFC bring in a top striker as well? If not, fill your boots.
— Samuel Bepys (@SamuelBepys) May 13, 2018
When are we going to learn @LUFC why are we looking at shit players from lower leauge foreign clubs @andrearadri you don’t want to make that mistake again next season Jerry Uche Mbakogu ????♂️???????? Omg are you serious about @LUFC sort it out just not good enough at all ????????
— M1@LUFC❤️ (@w_lufc84) May 13, 2018
Not sure getting this new investor in to help fund players like Mbakogu is worth it???? I used to give players benefit of the doubt but too many signings like this have turned out to be terrible signings as expected, thought we’d learned our lesson #lufc
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) May 13, 2018
— Stephen Mark Harris (@Scildweall_Frea) May 13, 2018
What are we doing thinking about MBAkogu? Just because he has a degree in his name doesn’t qualify him for the championship! Have we not learned our lesson? We need a proven striker @andrearadri
— Steve Duncan (@SteveMDuncanDL) May 13, 2018
I don't want him… I want us to put money into home grown… I'm sick of going abroad and spending money on shite!
— Jamie Prior (@JLP0302) May 13, 2018
Another huge waste of a money.
— Mike (@LeedsMJ84) May 13, 2018
Great,some more shite from a tin pot club,can’t wait to see him play ……..
— Andy Cal (@Andycal_2009) May 13, 2018
No thanks. so far no one has been even remotely decent from this league, Lets just stick to proven players in the championship
— Leeds UnitedFC.co.uk (@gravy0509) May 13, 2018