By Pranav Shahaney

3rd Jan, 2022 | 8:32pm

Leeds United financially capable of signing Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara

Leeds United are reportedly open to match the wage demands of Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara to sign him in January.

According to Conor McGilligan, who is a Multimedia/Podcast Producer for Leeds & Yorkshire Live for Leeds & Yorkshire Live and also the host of One Leeds Fan Channel, the Whites are financially in a good position to bring the 22-year-old to Elland Road this month.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, McGilligan admitted that there could be plenty of suitors who will be looking to snap up his services.

He said, “Aside from wages, it looks like Leeds United might be able to get this deal done for a very good price. He’s out of contract in the summer, but there would be a whole host of suitors in the summer. But in January, Leeds could get that one done.”

It’s understood that the French club are willing to let him go in January rather than letting him leave for free at the end of the season.

Is he needed?

According to the scouting website Total Football Analysis, Kamara is a “magnificent” midfielder who’s ready to make the move to the Premier League.

He has been known for his combative and tireless displays in the middle of the park for Marseille.

While all that is well and good, he’s very similar to Kalvin Phillips and would play in a role similar to Adam Forshaw.

Since the 2020 summer, Leeds have been looking to sign a number 8 or a box-to-box midfielder who can wreak havoc in the final third.

For all of Kamara’s talents, he’s not a player capable of doing that and Leeds may not prioritise signing him in the summer.

They need someone who’s going to be close to the 18-yard area and combining with the attacking players.

Unfortunately, Kamara is not the man and they should steer clear of him this window.

In other Leeds United news, two Bundesliga clubs want to sign an ‘Exciting’ Leeds defender in January.