By Pranav Shahaney

17th Jan, 2023 | 1:10pm

Leeds United offer £20k-per-week more in wages than Napoli to sign Azzedine Ounahi

Leeds United are reportedly offering around £20k/week more than Napoli to beat them to the services of Angers Azzedine Ounahi.

According to Napoli Magazine [17 January], the Whites are willing to pay £48k/week to the 22-year-old which is remarkably higher than Napoli’s £28k/week.

However, it’s understood that the player’s preference is moving to the Italian side and the hierarchy are optimistic about him snubbing Leeds’ offer.

De Ketelaere all over again

Ounahi is pretty clear that he deserves to play in the Champions League and does have a club in that competition keen on signing him.

If he does have intentions of featuring in Europe’s premier competition, he would not mind taking a smaller salary in order to further his career aspirations.

However, what matters is Angers and they know that Leeds will be able to pay him more than what Napoli can so they could spark a bidding war for him.

That may be against the player’s wishes, but he does not have a say in their valuation and that could see Leeds signing him.

However, this pursuit is reminiscent of the one where Charles De Ketelaere ended up going to AC Milan even though Leeds were willing to smash their transfer record on him.

If Ounahi makes it clear that he’s got no intention of moving to Elland Road then that should be it for Leeds and their pursuit as they can focus on other options.

In other Leeds United news, a journalist has shared if Leeds are set for a financial gain if Raphinha quits Barcelona in the January window amid links with Arsenal.