Leeds potential seven-figure forward swoop hits the skids - report
Leeds United could have signed Coventry forward Jodi Jones this year, according to a report.
The Independent claims that Jones, 20, was likely to have made the move to Elland Road for a seven-figure fee worth £1.5million, however that has now hit the skids due to a knee injury.
It is understood that the deal has now collapsed after Jones was ruled out for the rest of the season back in November.
The wide-forward was stretchered off in the 0-0 draw with Stevenage on November 21 with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, ending his hopes of helping Coventry secure promotion from League Two, as well as ending a potential move to Leeds.
The Coventry Telegraph had reported on their website that the Whites had scouts at their 1-1 draw with Stevenage in November, presumably to keep tabs on Jones.
Jones had made 22 appearances this term before his serious injury, scoring five goals and supplying eight assists in the process.
Football Insider verdict
Jones had been in great form this season but his injury is a reminder of just how cruel football can be. His injury shows why players make the jump to the big clubs when they can because you never know what might be around the corner. Leeds really do not need any wingers though and their interest in Jones may have just been to scope out potential targets for the January window if injuries or suspension became an issue. However it should be the area of least concern in Thomas Christiansen’s squad at the moment. Leeds need a left-back first and foremost and then one or two strikers who are clear improvements on what is already on offer.
In other Leeds United news, a four-and-a-half year deal has been agreed for the Whites to snap up this top-flight defender.
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