Leeds ready bid for £27.6m-rated ace who has told manager & teammates he wants to leave – report
Leeds United are ready to table a bid for Levante midfielder Jose Campana, according to Spanish outlet Super Deporte.
However, the report also claims that Leeds will find it tough to do the deal ‘economically’ with the player valued at £27.6m (€30m).
Super Deporte claims that Campana wants to leave and has informed both manager Paco López and his teammates.
Levante president Quico Catalán has reportedly said that Campana could leave if an offer of £27.6m comes in for him, but Super Deporte claims that no official bids have come in even under that level.
It is said that Catalán won’t even sit down to negotiate until the £27.6m is offered.
The player was linked with a move to Sevilla last year and has been unsettled since.
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Campana a player too far this summer
If Super Deporte claimed that Leeds would struggle to do the deal on Tuesday, it’s likely to be even harder on Wednesday.
In a whirlwind deal, Leeds have agreed to sign Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente in a deal worth around £18m.
It means that Leeds’ summer spending has hit the £80m mark, with the deals for Helder Costa and Illan Meslier added in.
- Helder Costa Wolves (£16m)
- Illan Meslier Lorient (£5m)
- Jack Harrison Manchester City (Loan)
- Joe Gelhardt Wigan (£1m)
- Cody Drameh Fulham (£800,000)
- Charlie Allen Linfield (undisclosed)
- Sam Greenwood Arsenal (undisclosed)
- Rodrigo Valencia (£27m)
- Robin Koch Freiburg (£13m)
- Crysencio Summerville Feyenoord (£1m)
Ahead of the Llorente deal, Andrea Radrizzani had said that Leeds had a kitty of £35m-£50m left to spend. That’s now around £17m-£32m and Leeds still want a winger/number 10.
It seems unlikely to us that they would be able to get anywhere near the £27.6m that Levante want.
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