Reliable journalist: Door open over Leeds swoop for 10-goal hitman with big money price tag
Leeds United are still interested in securing a transfer swoop for Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill but will not be meeting the big money price tag on his head, according to a reliable journalist.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay has claimed during a conversation on his personal Twitter acocunt that the Whites have left the door open over snapping up the 25-year-old forward from their Championship rivals, but that there will have to be a compromise in the asking price if a deal is to be done.
yes but not at £8m
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 24, 2018
It is said that the Lilywhites are looking for a fee in the region of £8million for his services, which would make him the seventh most expensive player to join the Whites.
Hugill has been in decent form in front of goal this season, netting 10 times, eight in the league, in his 28 appearances for Preston, and has scored a total of 23 goals in 100 Championship outings.
Football Insider verdict
The January transfer window can see selling clubs inflate their prices knowing that those buying may well be desperate for new recruits, but Leeds cannot afford to be held to ransom. They are right not to be considering an £8million move for the 25-year-old, a price tag which will no doubt have been placed on his head to ward off suitors. However, if the Whites are serious about his signing, then it is down the the negotiators to come up with a deal which suits both parties. With the transfer window edging to a close, Leeds will have to decide which targets to pursue and which to give a miss on, and unless there is some movement in the asking price, Hugill will fall into the latter category.
In other Leeds United transfer news, a bid has been tabled as the club hunt a hotshot midfielder.
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