Fleetwood Town chief executive Steve Curwood revealed this morning on the talkSPORT weekend breakfast show that Leeds United have shown significant interest in League One striker Devante Cole.
Ahead of the Lancashire side’s televised FA Cup tie against Leicester City, Curwood admitted to presenters Georgie Bingham and Tony Cascarino that the club had received ‘significant interest’ in the forward after discussion had turned to the Fleetwood striker.
Cole is the son of former Manchester United legend Andy Cole and has been making a name for himself outside of the top two divisions.
The 22-year old forward – previously on the Manchester City youth books – has already bagged 12 goals in 30 appearances this season for the Cod Army.
Football Insider had previously exclusively revealed that Rangers were interested in the striker, and that they would face a battle from a number of English teams for his signature.
Leeds were not one of the clubs mentioned – which included Sheffield United, Birmingham, Ipswich, Reading and Wigan – but it looks like the Yorkshire club is now on the list too.
Football Insider verdict:
There will certainly be no shortage of takers for the 12-goal hitman. And now that the forward has just six-months left remaining on his current deal with Fleetwood Town, it would seem that Cole will be on his way this month. After Curwood revealed Leeds’ interest in the starlet on live radio, we believe that this would be the best move for the forward. The Whites are vying for promotion to the Premier League – a fact that the striker will be only too aware of. Not to mention the idea of a front two involving Kemar Roofe and Devante Cole – a mouthwatering prospect indeed!
In other Leeds United transfer news, north-west club in to sign Diagouraga.