By Wayne Veysey

23rd Apr, 2018 | 7:47pm

Leeds in pole position to sign Belgium international who has ripped up CL this season - report

By Richard Parks

Leeds United are in pole position to sign Olympiakos central midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe this summer, according to a report.

Russian website Championat claim that the Yorkshire giants have leapfrogged Russian side Kransodar in the race to land the 29-year-old Belgium international.

It is said that the Super League side are willing to let him leave even though they only signed him from Legia Warsaw last summer.

The versatile midfielder, who can play in both a defensive and offensive role, has been a regular for Olympiakos this season, making 28 appearances across all competitions, including appearing in all six of their Champions League matches.

Odjidja-Ofoe started all but one of those clashes in Europe’s elite competition and scored against Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.

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Football Insider verdict:

Leeds have looked bereft of ideas and class in central midfield for most of this season, with only January signing Adam Forshaw proving consistent quality in that position. The experience that Odjidja-Ofoe has would add a new dimension to United in the middle of the park. He did not make a huge in England with Norwich City, but any player who has earned two Belgium caps during a golden era of players for the national team demands respect. A loan deal seems sensible for all parties involved. It could be the best bit of business United do this summer.

In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that Andrea Radrizzani is ready to end the careers of 13 senior players at the club in a jawdropping cull.

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