Leeds jet out on transfer mission to keep tabs on Europa League attacker - report

By Danny Wright

Leeds United deployed a scout to cast their rule over Samuel Adegbenro when his Rosenborg side took on Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday night, according to a report.

Scouting experts Scouts in Attendance claimed on their official Twitter account that the Whites representative had jetted out on a transfer mission to keep close tabs on Adegbenro, 21, when Rosenborg were handsomely beaten 4-0 by the La Liga side.

The Nigerian attacker only signed for the Norwegian giants last month, but his performances there have already caused quite a stir as he scored a brace to dump last year’s runners-up Ajax out of the Europa League in the play-off rounds.

He moved to Rosenborg from Eliteserian rivals Viking last month after a blistering 2017 season in the Norwegian top-flight.

The attack-minded winger, who can play on either flank or as No 10, has scored seven goals and supplied four assists in 17 league appearances this term with both Viking and Rosenborg.

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Football Insider Verdict

Leeds have cast their net far and wide ever since Victor Orta was made director of football and it seems his search has led him to Norway with Abdegbenro, who has been causing shockwaves in the Eliteserien with his displays on the wing for both Viking and Rosenborg. It may be very hard for the Whites to pry him away from Rosenborg so soon after signing for them and there are also doubts over whether Thomas Christiansen needs another winger in his squad. The summer’s recruitment seems like it may just be a drop in the ocean for Leeds, who clearly have massive aspirations for making further additions to their squad.

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