By Saikat Mandal

11th Jan, 2023 | 5:40pm

Georginio Rutter yet to undergo Leeds United medical as update from club sources emerges

Leeds United are not close to signing Hoffenheim striker Georginio Rutter contrary to reports coming out in the media, according to Graham Smyth of the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Club sources have confirmed to YEP that things were not quite as advanced with the German club as it has been made out, and there was no plane booked for Tuesday’s (10 January) medical.

There is no doubt that the Whites are heavily interested in the 20-year-old striker, and it would require a club-record transfer fee to get the deal over the line.

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Leeds will look to get the deal done at the earliest, but sometimes it takes time to complete a move. 

The player has already agreed personal terms but there are a lot of steps left to complete before he can join Elland Road. 

During the summer, we have seen, Leeds failed to sign the likes of Charles De Ketelaere, Cody Gakpo and Bamba Dieng, despite being in a strong position in the race. 

Let’s hope that they don’t find themselves in a similar situation here again. 

Deals are often not straightforward as many tend to believe, and Leeds have to be patient here. 

Rutter is an exciting young prospect but there is an element of mystery about him. 

His numbers are not that impressive but there’s plenty of room for him to improve. 

Everyone at the club want to see a striker arriving and it feels like desperation at the moment. 

He dribbles a lot and runs directly at defenders, and in theory, Rutter should be an avenue worth pursuing.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are keen on signing this Wolves player in January.