By Sam Stone

15th Jun, 2022 | 3:03pm

Major Bordeaux financial problems could open door for Leeds United cut-price transfer for Alberth Elis

Leeds United could potentially land a cut-price move for Bordeaux’s Honduran winger Alberth Elis after the Ligue 1 side were demoted to the third tier of French football due to crippling financial issues.

The club confirmed on Tuesday 14 June that they have been demoted to the National 1 [France’s third tier] with RMCSport suggesting [14 June] that Bordeaux owe a debt of around £34million.

As revealed by French news outlet L’Equipe on 8 June, Leeds are “keen” on a move for the 26-year-old winger who has nine Ligue 1 goals this season.

With news of the turmoil at the Ligue 1 side, there is every chance that they will be forced to offload their main assets in the coming weeks.

After the revelations about Bordeaux’s financial situation emerged RMCSport claimed on Tuesday 14 June that Elis “should leave” as the club look to raise funds quickly.

Hearing of a club in financial turmoil is never pleasing but Jesse Marsch must take advantage of the potential cut-price deal for Elis.

With Raphinha’s future very much in doubt and the Leeds boss reportedly keen on the 26-year-old winger, it is certainly an avenue the American should be looking down.

Considering the pace at which Marsch has moved in the transfer market thus far, it would not be a shock to see the Leeds boss capitalise on a cut-price deal for Elis.

The Honduran winger is in the prime of his career and could well be a signing that could excite the Elland Road faithful.

It is a sad state of affairs that Bordeaux are in, but football is a cut-throat business and Marsch must secure a value deal for the winger he is reportedly keen on.

In other Leeds United news, a club is “guaranteed” to cash in on this Elland Road-linked forward.