Leeds United have been linked with yet another Premier League striker in the Mirror – Liverpool’s Divock Origi.
They claim that Leeds will turn to the Belgian star if they can’t land their top target, Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard.
The report goes on to say that Leeds have made an enquiry about Origi who would be open to a move in search of first-team football this summer.
He wants to stay in the Premier League as he eyes the delayed Euro 2020 finals next summer.
The Mirror claims that Leeds also want to take Rhian Brewster on loan.
The Mirror is the only publication that is continuing to plough the Edouard furrow.
MOT Leeds News columnist Paul Robinson thinks he would be the perfect signing for Marcelo Bielsa but it seems a stretch to get him off Celtic at the moment.
Their season has already started and they’re chasing a historic tenth consecutive title.
Edouard hasn’t been mentioned by any of the reputable Leeds sources – in fact, the main Leeds journalist at The Mirror, David Anderson, said the club wasn’t in the bidding for him.
Just an update on Odsonne Edouard and it is my understanding that Leeds are not in the bidding for the Celtic striker. #lufc
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) August 5, 2020
Origi is interesting. He’s on an affordable £45k-a-week at Liverpool but his name hasn’t cropped up in any meaningful way with regards to Leeds before.
Like Michy Batshuayi, who has been linked, he’s a player who has impressed in fits and starts at Liverpool, but has never been able to nail down a regular starting spot.
He was tipped to join Leeds by Kevin Phillips but we honestly don’t think there’s anything in this.
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