It was reported on Wednesday that Leeds United were readying a bid for Jose Campana, with the midfielder rated at £27.6m (€30m).
That valuation seemed too high to us and it appears that’s what Leeds think as well.
Spanish Radio station Ondo Deportiva has since reported that Leeds will bid between £14.6m and £16.5m for the player (€16m-€18m).
Thy claim that Campana is “seduced” by the prospect of playing in the Premier League.
💰El club inglés llegaría a 16/18 millones de euros
💴El equipo granota lo tasa en 30
👍🏻Al jugador le seduce jugar la Premier pic.twitter.com/WTdJeS7OFp
— ONDA DEPORTIVA (@ODValencia) September 23, 2020
Campana on the up
Campana had a fantastic season for Levante.
He made 37 La Liga appearances, scored two goals and added seven assists.
He also made the bench of Sid Lowe’s La Liga team of the season and, according to Spanish journalist Colin Millar, is “genuinely really, really good” and “vastly improved since joining Levante.”
He's genuinely really, really good. Vastly improved since joining Levante – for whom he is crucial – a few years ago and has often been linked with a return to Sevilla.
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) September 23, 2020
Millar went on to say, “Campana has been excellent for the past three seasons at Levante, in truth. Definitely one of La Liga’s best and most consistent performers outside the leading clubs.”
The one issue is the valuation. Leeds have already spent £80m this summer and are still looking for a winger/number 10.
There’s no problem with putting in a low-ball offer but it’s a stretch to imagine that Levante will let a key player go for almost half of what they think he’s worth.
One Spanish fan responded to the post by saying, “€16m-€18m? Thieves.”
16-18 kilos? Lladres. pic.twitter.com/Y4d5dq8o7a
— Granota. (@davtomgreen) September 23, 2020
Still, if you don’t ask, you don’t get and Campana would add real depth to the current Leeds squad.
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