By Sam Stone

5th Jun, 2023 | 12:10pm

Leeds United scout FC Midtjylland striker Sory Kaba as cut-price deal emerges

Leeds United have been scouting Cardiff City’s on-loan forward Sory Kaba ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Football League World.

The Whites are on the lookout for a new forward and the 28-year-old is just one of a number of forwards the Whites have looked at (Football League World, 5 June).

It’s believed Leeds’ scouts have watched the Guinea international during the 2022/23 season. It’s understood they are keeping tabs on Kaba, but it remains unclear if the board will advance their interest.

Kaba is owned by FC Midtjylland and has one year left on his deal, which makes him an “attractive” option due to a “knock-down” price.


Eight goals for Kaba was good going in just 17 Championship appearances. If Leeds are looking for an immediate return to the top-flight then they could certainly do a lot worse. He knows where the back of the net is and would be an astute addition.

With one year left on his deal, this is certainly one to keep an eye on. The board need to formulate a plan as soon as possible. It’s either a case of looking to make an immediate return to the top flight with short-term signings or installing a long-term plan at Elland Road.

Kaba would slot into the short-term category due to his age. Leeds would be able to get two or three years out of the forward before he would be deemed surplus to requirements.

However, until Andrea Radrizzani reaches an agreement with the 49ers, Elland Road will remain at a standstill. The longer uncertainty clouds the Yorkshire club, the harder an immediate return to the top flight will be.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared an “interesting” transfer update with one expensive asset set to remain for the new season.