Leeds United may table multi-million transfer bid for German striker Mergim Berisha
Leeds United could now look to capitalise on Megim Berisha’s uncertain position at Fenerbahce and table a multi-million bid to sign him.
It’s one of the worst-kept secrets this summer that Leeds are looking to sign a new number nine after suffering a great deal without a fit one last season.
Patrick Bamford’s injury saw him miss the majority of the campaign and nobody in the Whites side could make that position their own.
After failing in their pursuit to sign Charles De Ketelaere and unlikely to sign Arnaud Kalimuendo, Jesse Marsch could turn to a familiar figure in Berisha.
The Whites have been linked with a move for the German striker and it’s understood that a bid in the region of £5million may be enough for the Turkish side to sell him.
It has now been reported by Turkish media outlet Yeni Asir that Fenerbahce manager Jorge Jesus does not see the 24-year-old as part of his plans for the upcoming season.
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Berisha is certain to leave and clubs can now fight for his services with a month remaining before the window slams shut.
While he would not be our preferred option, should Leeds fail to sign anyone else, Marsch would urge Victor Orta to bring in a player used to his style of play.
He could be a stopgap option until next summer or if Marsch finds the desired target in January then a move could be done earlier.
In other Leeds United news, a 29-year-old has snubbed interest from Europe to move to Elland Road with the move subject to a work permit.