Leeds have moved one giant step closer to signing Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu, after he was officially made an Italian citizen, but fans are not putting down the red carpet for him.
The picture of him signing the official documents was posted on the Carpi Twitter page on Thursday afternoon and fans are worried that it means the striker will soon be a Leeds player.
— Carpi F.C. 1909 (@carpifc1909) April 26, 2018
The Yorkshire Evening Post had previously claimed that Leeds were just waiting for him to get his Italian passport before concluding a deal that they’ve been thrashing out since January.
But Leeds fans can’t believe that the club is set to spend £4million – a big part of its summer budget – on a striker who can’t set Serie B alight.
He’s only scored eight goals in 23 games this season and 37 goals in 128 appearances for his side, adding 22 assists.
Leeds fans are not convinced he’s the man to solve their problems or fire them towards the Premier League in the 18/19 season.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans:
Sorry IMO this would not be good value for money with very average scoring record in Serie B !
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisHWheeler) April 27, 2018
Hes coming to leeds calm down 😂
— Declan Barr (@barr_declan) April 26, 2018
Imagine if he comes in, first game gets a 🎩 trick. Him and Caleb hit it off straightaway. He ends up scoring 30 goals in his first season and 15 assists. Can you imagine it? No me neither.😐
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) April 27, 2018
Any stats on this terrible thing pretending to be a footballer?
— ALAW (@ALAW116) April 27, 2018
Average 1 goal in 4 games doesn’t excite me in the slightest!!!
— Chris (@CGamb15) April 27, 2018
No more unproven strikers please! We’re trying to get to the premier league! If we sign this guy, we’ve learnt nothing.
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) April 27, 2018
Radz is shopping at Poundland again, and that clown Orta wouldn’t know a decent player if he was offered Messi !😡
— Glyn Bingham (@glyn_bingham) April 27, 2018