Date: 13th February 2018 at 10:42am
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Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has come under fire from fans since he arrived at Elland Road in May.

The former Middlesbrough transfer chief has made a host of controversial signings that have left fans baffled, especially as the squad is showing serious signs of regression.

However the Spaniard will make his biggest mistake yet at Leeds if he pushes through a deal to sign Carpi forward Jerry Mbakogu.

The Daily Mail has reported that the Whites will revive their bid to sign Mbakogu, 25, in the summer after failing to land the £3.5million-rated striker during the January transfer window.

It was understood that the Nigerian seems to be a replacement for Pierre-Michel Lasogga, who is only on loan at Elland Road from Hamburg.

The report says that Leeds are yet to agree a deal to sign the German target man on a permanent basis and it is suggested that Mbakogu is being lined up as a someone who can fill his role in the squad.

But that would be a horrific move by Leeds.

In the space of a few years they would have downgraded from Chris Wood to Lasogga and Lasogga to a striker who has just six goals in Serie B this season.

At least the German has a great deal of experience in top-flight football in a major European league.

Lasogga may not be as good as Wood but he is certainly streaks ahead of Mbakogu.

Leeds fans better pray that Orta does not try to sign the Nigerian ahead of the Hamburg loanee in the summer because they will find themselves stagnating as a mid-table Championship club – or worse.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have offered a two-year deal to this player.

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