By Mark Smith

1st Aug, 2022 | 4:10pm

Leeds United do like Rennes forward Martin Terrier, but any deal this summer would cost more than £30million, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist shared that the 25-year-old is older than other targets who fit the “resale model” at Elland Road in recent years.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Arnaud Kalimuendo is also still an option with a move for Charles De Ketelaere now finally off the table it seems in West Yorkshire.

Writing in his latest column for The Athletic, Hay shared the latest on the hunt for a new striker at Elland Road with now only one month to go in the window.

“They like Martin Terrier too but he will cost in excess of £30million ($36.5m),” he wrote.

“At the age of 25, is slightly older than targets who fit the resale model at Elland Road.”

Smart?

We have seen with Raphinha this summer that you can make immense levels of profit with players if they come in and do the business in the Premier League.

The Brazilian was sold for what will be three times what Leeds paid for him in the end, that is once all of the clauses and add-ons come into play from Barcelona.

Terrier costing more than £30million wouldn’t be the end of the world with the Whites and Andrea Radrizzani ready to smash the transfer record once again on a new number nine.

The Frenchman smashed home 21 goals in his 37 Ligue 1 appearances last season, adding another four assists on top of that as Rennes also competed in the UEFA Conference League.

Patrick Bamford has found form with two goals against Cagliari before the new Premier League season starts, and with Rodrigo and Joe Gelhardt also capable of playing there, it may not be the immediate priority.

Surely, that remains a new left-back, although once that is done, a new striker will be delivered.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle