By Craig Scott

20th Apr, 2020 | 8:30pm

MOT View: Leeds lawyers in left-field approach for reported int'l transfer target involving FIFA

Leeds United remain intent on signing Besiktas centre-forward Cyle Larin and are trying to land the Canada international on a free transfer.

That is if a report by Fotospor is to be believed, with the Turkish newspaper reporting that Leeds’ lawyers have been in touch with Larin, 25, to tell him to complain to FIFA about not being paid by Besiktas.

Larin is currently on loan at Belgian club Zulte Wagerem, where he has scored nine goals and supplied 11 assists in 33 appearances across all competitions this season.

The striker’s form has clearly impressed Leeds, who have been linked with the Canadian striker for the best part of a few months now even though Zulte have the option to sign him permanently in the summer.

But it now seems that Leeds are trying their best to lure Larin to Elland Road on a free transfer as there are claims that he wasn’t paid in full by Besiktas last season.

It is understood that Leeds’ legal team have been in touch with Larin to tell him to complain to FIFA and potentially release himself from his contract at Besiktas to become a free agent.

Leeds’ approach over Larin is certainly one that is out of the left-field and we are not 100 per cent sure on how that would look on the Whites if they do manage to succeed in their plan to land the Canadian.

However if a player is owed money then he surely does have something to complain to FIFA about.

Whether that will lead to him being released from his contract, we cannot say but it could be a good way for Leed to land a striker who has been in good form this season for free.

In other Leeds United news, Martin Tyler has said what could be just around the corner for the Whites.