Leeds tipped to launch new bid for EFL star after Fry reveals swap offer - Whelan
Noel Whelan has backed Leeds United to launch a second bid for a Peterborough United player after their swap offer was rejected.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Whites could increase the financial stake of a player-plus-cash bid, or simply stump up the money outright.
Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, the Posh’s director of football Barry Fry revealed Leeds had offered Alfie McCalmont in a swap deal for an unnamed player.
The Peterborough chief stated the League One club had “turned it down flat”.
Whelan insisted Leeds would be back if it was a player they “desperately” want to sign.
Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Look, it might be cash plus a player. It depends if Leeds feel they need this player.
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“They may feel they don’t need it in that particular area of the field. However, if Leeds United are desperately wanting somebody then they’ve got the resources there to go and get him with the cash.
“I’m sure he’s not going to cost them the earth being a Peterborough player, no disrespect. If they’re keen on this player then it’s very early doors.
“I’m very sure they will not give up straight away on a target, they desperately want.”
Promising midfielder McCalmont spent the 2020/21 on loan at League Two side Oldham Athletic.
He has two first-team appearances under his belt for Leeds, both in the League Cup.