Leeds hope to persuade PL club to agree seven-figure deal for playmaker - report
By Abigail Withey
Leeds are hoping that Crystal Palace will accept a seven-figure offer worth £2million for out-of-favour midfielder Jordon Mutch, according to a report.
The Sun has revealed that the Whites are currently in talks with the Premier League club over signing the 25-year-old in the closing weeks of the transfer window.
The newspaper has revealed on their website that Thomas Christiansen has targeted the attacker in order to bolster his squad even further in the hope of moving up to the top flight.
It is understood that the Championship side has indicated that they would consider signing Mutch on a season-long loan as the hierarchy at Selhurst Park are holding out for a higher bid for the playmaker.
Mutch joined Crystal Palace from QPR back in 2015 in a deal worth close to £6million but has slipped down the squad’s pecking order in south London and even spent the second half of last term on loan at Reading as they pushed for promotion from the Championship.
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Despite Mutch falling out of favour at Crystal Palace, it’s likely that the midfielder would be warmly welcomed to Elland Road with the promise of first team football. As Christiansen is focusing on marching his team to the top flight Mutch would be a fantastic signing as he has experience in the Premier League with a number of different clubs like QPR, Cardiff and his current side. Leeds have had a successful start to their 2017/18 campaign and remain unbeaten after four matches, so the manager will want to ensure that this continues. It would even work well if Mutch joined on a temporary basis to find his feet at the club before moving to the club on a permanent basis in a year or so.
In other Leeds transfer news, a Sky journalist has revealed Garry Monk’s stance on Rudy Gestede after Middlesbrough rejected the Whites’ bid.