Report: Leeds jet out on Italian transfer mission for 25-year-old striker
Leeds United are thought to be interested in signing Nigerian striker Jerry Mbakogu from Italian side Carpi after scouts were spotted watching the forward, according to a report.
Tuttomercatoweb, the Italian media publication detailed how representatives from the Yorkshire outfit were present to watch the 25-year-old at the Stadio Sandro Cabassi,
It was a match which Carpi won 2-1 and the ex-Padova forward got on the score sheet in the 69th minute, making it seven goals in 19 appearances this season.
However, the Biancorossi do not want to lose Mbakogu now, and as Tuttomercato reveal, Leeds may have to wait until the summer.
The Whites have been in the hunt for a striker throughout the January transfer window and have been linked with the likes of Ross McCormack, and Aiden McGeady as Thomas Christiansen looks to boost his options in attack.
Football Insider verdict:
With Pierre-Michel Lasogga struggling for form, much of the goal scoring responsibility has been left to Kemar Roofe and Samu Saiz this season who hasn’t disappointed. The Whites are now five points off Fulham who are sixth in the Championship table and there is a sense that their promotion hopes are dwindling unless they can re-inject some much-needed firepower. Both Roofe and Samuel Saiz have a healthy record in front of goal but outside of them, there is not a lot of backup. Mbakogu is a relatively unknown quantity but the seven-goal hitman knows how to find the back of the net. If he could replicate his form in Serie B to the Championship, Leeds could have a deal on their hands.
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