By Saikat Mandal

4th Jan, 2023 | 3:40pm

Ardon Jashari doesn't rule out exit as Leeds United reportedly want January move

Ardon Jashari has not ruled out a move away from FC Lucerne but says the timing has to be right, amid reported interest from Leeds United.

Sky Sports in Germany reported on 30 December that the Whites are hot on the heels of the 20-year-old midfielder in the January transfer, with various offers being tabled for the youngster already.

Celtic, Napoli, Frankfurt and RB Leipzig are all in the race for the Swiss club captain who would cost in the region of £6.2million.

“I heard about the rumours, you can’t avoid it,” said Jashari, as quoted by Urner Zeitung.

“But I’m happy now that I can get back on the pitch to train with the team. The focus for me is clearly on Lucerne, so that I can prepare well and injury-free.

“Some components and the timing would have to be right for me to decide on a transfer now.”

No messing around

It appears that Jashari is not looking for an exit at the moment, but at the same time, he has kept his options open. 

He is a fantastic young talent who captains his clubs and also featured for Switzerland in the World Cup over in Qatar. 

Definitely, he has got loads of talent, and no wonder why clubs around Europe are vying for his signature. 

Leeds once again have been very active in the January window, and they have secured their first signing in the form of Max Wober who joined from RB Salzburg. 

The Whites should be looking to add a new striker to their ranks, but Jashari would still be an interesting purchase. 

Adding a new midfielder won’t be a bad idea as Mateusz Klich is certainly destined for the MLS and DC United. Jashari is a relativity unknown talent but could be a smart signing for the club, given his meteoric rise. 

This is certainly one to keep an eye on, but a potential move in January looks a bit tricky at the moment. 

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have already made an approach to sign a player who could be the next arrival at Elland Road after Max Wober.