Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani needs to end the club’s interest in Serie B Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu after it was reported that the club were still in the hunt for the £4million-rated forward, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Back in April it was said in the Yorkshire Evening Post that a deal was all but done.
The 25-year-old Nigerian-born player has just gained his Italian citizenship ahead of a proposed summer move to Elland Road.
But after fans accused the owner of shopping at poundland upon hearing news of a potential deal on the horizon, Radrizzani would be wise to shelve the club’s interest.
Mbakogu has scored just six goals from a total of 22 league appearances in Italy’s second division, which is hardly form which would be described as ripping up the league.
What’s more, the forward has struggled with injuries since the turn of the year – only returning to action recently.
Supporters of the Whites are already unimpressed with the club’s recruitment programme under director of football Victor Orta, who they blame for the signings of Jay-Roy Grot, Pierre Michel-Lasogga, Felix Wiedwald and Caleb Ekuban to name but a few.
After going in free-fall in the league since the turn of the year, the quality or lack-of from the new arrivals has been highlighted all the more.
One more mistake from Orta could prove to be one too many and if he wants to keep his job, now is the time to snap up real quality instead of hapless punts on second-rate unknown quantities.
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