There are only a few days left in the January transfer window and Leeds United have said that they’re not going to bring anyone in.
That was confirmed by Marcelo Bielsa in his pre-match press conference this week.
It’s important for us to re-iterate this – we really don’t expect Leeds to sign anyone by Monday.
However, there has been a huge amount of speculation overnight that Leeds are going to sign left-back Jordan Amavi from Marseille.
Yorkshire Post journalist Jon Pritchard relayed the news from one Marseille fan site.
— Jon Pritchard (@JPritchard_TYP) January 26, 2021
The news originated from French TV station Canal+, where it was claimed that Amavi would be joining Leeds this January.
— Mercat'OM (@mercat_om) January 26, 2021
This follows on from a report in L’Equipe that said Amavi would not be renewing his contract with Marseille that expires in the summer.
Any hope for Leeds fans?
Speculation about Amavi joining Leeds has blown up overnight based on this news.
Plenty of Marseille fans have been left angry with the news while Leeds fans are hoping that a deal comes to fruition in the next few days.
We don’t want to be the party poopers but we’d be amazed if Amavi joins in January.
Leeds need a left-back, with Stuart Dallas and Gjanni Alioski taking turns to play out of position there at the moment.
However, Amavi is currently injured and is only set to resume training this week.
He hasn’t played since mid-December. Given Marcelo Bielsa’s fitness demands, Amavi is not going to be fit enough to make an impact for us for many weeks.
Given what Leeds have said about the January window and the nightmare we suffered signing a less-than-fit Jean-Kevin Augustin last year, this looks like a complete non-starter.
However, as a free agent in the summer? That could well be a deal that would suit Leeds and Amavi is free to talk to Leeds about a pre-contract deal now.
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