By Pranav Shahaney

11th Jan, 2023 | 7:40am

Fabrizio Romano shares transfer update on Leeds United and PSG links to World Cup 2022 star Azzedine Ounahi

Paris St Germain are reportedly not in the running to secure the services of Leeds United target and Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the race is still open for both Leeds and Napoli to secure the services of the headline-maker at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the Italian side have even tabled a bid.

The 22-year-old was one of the shining stars in the Moroccan side that ended up reaching the semi-finals of the competition.

Via Twitter, Romano wrote, “Leeds, Napoli… still open — not PSG.”

He added on his YouTube channel at 3:25, “We can say that Leeds are really interested. Napoli made a bid of €15million (£13.2million) and asked to let him join in the summer. Angers are still negotiating with Napoli. PSG will not go for Ounahi. They will protect their talent.”

Match the bid

Leeds can surely afford to pay what Napoli are for the player and if a move to the Premier League is tempting for him, he can move to Elland Road.

At 22, he knows that Champions League football awaits him in the future but if he does well in England’s top flight, he will have the cream of the crop after his services in the next two or three seasons.

Ounahi would undoubtedly be an excellent addition to the middle of the park, especially since the departure of Mateusz Klich to DC United.

He’s press resistant and can kick-start counter attacks due to his tremendous ball-retention skills – something Jesse Marsch would really admirer.

Napoli certainly offer a different kind of lure and will also give him the chance to compete for trophies, which is not going to happen at Leeds.

It remains to be seen where he ends up going but these are exciting times for Leeds if they manage to secure his signing as well in January.

In other Leeds United, the Whites are closely involved in the bidding for an international player and are even prepared to spend £14million to secure his services.