Leeds United have an option for 6tf 1 Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu but they haven’t activated it yet, according to a reliable journalist.
Phil Hay, a senior journalist from the Yorkshire Evening Post, made the claim on his Twitter page on Monday afternoon.
What’s more, he also added that the club seems to be in two minds whether or not to activate it and bring the player to Elland Road.
not too sure where that's going. Leeds have an option in place to take him but haven't activated it yet and seem to be in two minds still.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 14, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds seem to be of the same mindset as the fans who are also in two minds as to whether Mbakogu would be a good deal or not. It was reported yesterday that Mbakogu is close to agreeing a move to Leeds for a fee of £3million but this doesn’t instill much confidence. The transfer window isn’t open yet and presumably they’ve still got some time to make their minds up before the option expires, but reports of Mbakogu have been rumbling on since January – you’d think that Leeds would have been able to make a decision by now. That suggests that something else is happening behind the scenes that we’re not aware of. Leeds fans, however, won’t mind if this deal does fall through as he’s not been blowing the opposition away in Serie B. There are plenty of other strikers available this summer – and some way less of a risk than Mbakogu. But the Carpi striker is relatively cheap. Going down that route hasn’t worked out particularly well for Leeds in the past though.