Napoli strike personal agreement as Leeds United table transfer bid for Azzedine Ounahi
Napoli have reportedly agreed on a five-year contract with Angers midfielder and Leeds United target Azzedine Ounahi.
According to Calciomercato journalist Daniele Longo, Leicester City are also keen on signing the Morocco star and have made an offer of their own.
Thus far, no offer has been accepted but Leeds’ bid remains the highest as they want to bring the 22-year-old to Elland Road in January.
Via Twitter, Longo wrote, “25million (£22.2million) Leeds offer, £18m Leicester offer, 15 million plus Napoli offer bonus (agreement with the player for a 5-year contract at 2 million per season). Azzedine wants to play in the Champions League, Angers unleash an auction.”
Ounahi might prefer playing for Napoli due to their Champions League presence, but it seems clear that they cannot chalk out the funds Angers are looking for.
Leeds, on the other hand, appear to be in a good financial situation as can be seen by their mammoth transfer offer.
It’s now onto the Ligue 1 club to see if they ask Napoli to pay up that money or if they listen to the player’s demands and sell him on the cheap.
It doesn’t make sense for them to lose money on a player Leeds are clearly willing to way more than anyone else.
Whether or not their offer will eventually be accepted or not, remains to be seen, but this is a transfer saga in the making and Angers are going to be the big winners from it.
They could keep hiking his price up as long as someone keeps bidding for him and close to the end of the window, they’ll probably cash in on him and make a huge paycheck from his sale.