By Mark Smith

18th Dec, 2019 | 8:00pm

MOT View: Leeds could revisit reported transfer hunt after update on 22y/o

Leeds United have been linked with a number of different moves for players in the past year. Some have those have been way too imaginative.

Bild reported in the summer that the Whites were challenging Norwich City for Wolfsburg midfielder Elvis Rexhbecaj, who was not available at the time.

It made sense, there were rumours surrounding Kalvin Phillips before he signed a new deal. Right now, Leeds could do with an extra midfielder due to the injuries picked up by Jamie Shackleton and Adam Forshaw.

What a difference a few months can make though in football. Coming into the January transfer window, and Wolfsburg appear to have made a U-turn.

Bild have now reported that the German side are now happy to allow Rexhbecaj to leave the club. It is suggested that a number of European sides, including Hannover and Genk, are interested in a move.

The 22-year-old will look to seal an exit after struggling to earn consistent minutes in the Bundesliga this season. Rexhbecaj did complete some minutes in the Europa League recently but was then placed immediately back on the bench in the league.

Leeds could revisit their summer interest in the midfielder next month, with his situation a lot more clearer now.

Leeds won’t be massively busy in the January window, that’s a fact. So, unless they could secure a loan-to-buy deal, any move for Rexhbecaj seems unlikely.

Both Shackleton and Forshaw are expected to return over the Christmas period, and that will ease that potential headache for Marcelo Bielsa – potentially meaning that we shouldn’t expect any activity in the window for a midfielder.

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