Whelan Exclusive: Leeds told to forget £25m man & sign 22-yr-old after big offer in
Leeds United do not need Tottenham wide man Ryan Sessegnon and should concentrate their efforts on signing Norwich attacker Todd Cantwell, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Elland Road forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, is adamant that Marcelo Bielsa has enough cover on the left-hand side with Jack Harrison, Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas.
According to The Scottish Daily Mail (30/09, back page), the Whites have registered their interest in signing the Spurs winger on loan but face competition from Brighton, Southampton and Glasgow giants Celtic.
Football Insider revealed yesterday that the Hoops have tabled an offer for the 20-year-old but have been told it will cost more than £5million to loan him for the season.
Sessegnon has made just 12 appearances for Spurs since his £25million arrival in August 2019 and Jose Mourinho has given him the green light to leave before Monday’s deadline.
When asked by Football Insider if he would welcome the addition of Sessegnon, Whelan said: “Leeds do not need him.
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“I think Marcelo Bielsa is happy with his squad in that area. He has the likes of Dallas, Alioski and Harrison so I do not think someone like Sessegnon be looked at.
“What is needed is a Cantwell, a number 10 who can also play out wide.
“A wide man with a bit more about them, even a Ryan Kent or a Daniel James and after that the jigsaw is pretty much built.
“There is a lot of work being done by people upstairs. It is looking positive at the minute.
“While Marcelo Bielsa probably admires Sessegnon I wouldn’t think a move will be made.”
Football Insider revealed earlier today that Leeds are making progress on the signing of Cantwell from Norwich after a £15million bid was tabled.
An agreement has already been reached with Bayern Munich over the capture of central midfielder Michael Cuisance.
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