Leeds United have done everything they can to stop speculation about transfers in the January window.
But players are still being linked and the latest is former Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi.
Speculation blew up overnight after French TV station Canal+ claimed that he was set to sign for Leeds in the last few days of the winter window.
However, Athletic journalist Phil Hay has poured cold water on the possibility of the move happening in January.
Asked about Amavi joining Leeds, Hay simply said, “I’m told not.”
I'm told not
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 27, 2021
No players in January
We doubt that Amavi will be the last player linked with Leeds in January.
Agents will still be agitating for moves for their clients and Leeds are an attractive club to join at the moment.
However, we don’t think anyone will be joining, certainly not for the first-team. We haven’t heard any information about Under-23s signings, either.
The closest we have heard is Wigan turning down a bid from an unnamed Premier League side for Sean McGurk.
He’s one we do expect to join in the summer when he’s out of contract.
Amavi joining in January made no sense. For starters, he’s injured, and if anyone thinks Leeds will sign an injured player in January, they’ve not been following the club closely enough.
Hay has seemingly ruled out a move for him in the summer, too, with Amavi available on a free after his contract expires in June.
Leeds do need a left-back and Amavi would fit the bill, but Victor Orta will have his list of targets for the summer already and it doesn’t appear as if the 26-year-old former France international is on it.
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