By Mark Smith

3rd Nov, 2022 | 8:50am

Fabrizio Romano has been told by sources that Rennes forward Martin Terrier could cost Leeds United anywhere up to £43.2million in January.

Caught Offside has reported alongside the transfer guru’s latest exclusive that the Whites would need to make a real statement to beat the likes of Manchester United to his transfer.

It comes after 90min reported on Monday 01 November that Leeds were among half of the Premier League clubs to scout Terrier in recent weeks ahead of the winter window.

Writing in his Caught Offside column, Romano shared the latest his sources have been telling him about how much a deal for the talisman could cost.

“What a season Martin Terrier is having, and it’s inevitably led to links with Premier League clubs in recent times, but what’s the truth?” he wrote.

“Sources close to Rennes guarantee they’d ask for €45-50m [£43.2m] for Terrier, but nothing is happening yet. I think he’ll have a fair few options, but it’s too early to say anything concrete on his future right now.”

Statement.

It is time for Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers to come together on this one.

Leeds need that statement new player, the marquee signing as they look for a new number nine with Patrick Bamford proving that he may never be the same again.

Imagine our owners going out and spending over £40million to bring in one of Europe’s best talisman in January, smashing our transfer record in the process.

We would likely even forget about our need for a new left-back on top of this if it was the only signing we made in the January window after the World Cup.

This would be perfect and it would make our rivals sit up and take notice, as Terrier has already smashed in more than 10 goals this season in Ligue 1.

Victor Orta has already dealt with Rennes too when he delivered us Raphinha over two years ago now, so hopefully, that relationship can help in this potential deal.

It’s time to go into January with a huge bang, this would be incredible.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta have started scanning the market for potential upgrades on Jesse Marsch at Elland Road