Leeds forward offered to direct league rivals - report
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds forward Souleymane Doukara has been offered to direct Championship rivals Preston, according to a report.
The Lancashire Post has detailed on their live blog (Thursday, August 17) that the 25-year-old Senegalese attacker has been offered to the Lilywhites, rather than chiefs from the club making an approach for the Yorkshire giants’ striker.
The report follows claims made by Radio Yorkshire and talkSPORT correspondent Mark Wilson, stating that Preston were plotting a move for the former Catania striker.
Doukara has gone into the final year of his contract at Leeds and he has been left out of each of Thomas Christiansen’s match day squads this season.
He has however played 93 times in total for Leeds since his move from Catania in 2014, which has seen him return 18 goals and nine assists.
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Last season he was a firm favourite under former boss Garry Monk, but if he has been offered to Preston then it is clear that his days are numbered.
Football Insider verdict:
At this moment in time it does not look like Doukara has a future at Elland Road. The Senegalese striker is known for his high work-rate. However, there are often questions over his ability and if Leeds do want to progress from the Championship then they need a higher quality in depth than Doukara. The Yorkshire giants have already added Samu Saiz, Caleb Ekuban and Ezgjan Alioski to their side this summer and with each considered to have more skill and attacking threat than Doukara then they will be key to Christiansen’s side winning promotion back to the Premier League.
In other Leeds transfer news, Whites fans have urged the club to sign this reportedly available Premier League attacker.