By Jonty Banks

13th Jan, 2023 | 9:40am

£2million+ contract on cards for Azzedine Ounahi in Leeds United transfer news

Leeds United have offered Moroccan midfielder Azzedine Ounahi a contract worth £2.2million per year, according to journalist Ignazio Genuardi.

The Whites are looking to follow up the transfers of Austrian International Max Wober and soon-to-be club-record signing Georginio Rutter with the acquisition of the Angers ace.

Ounahi was one of the standout performers at the World Cup for Morocco in their historic run to the semi-finals, but according to 90min, Victor Orta will face competition from AC Milan, Napoli and Leicester City for the midfielder’s services.

According to former editor-in-chief of Football 365 Genuardi, Jesse Marsch’s side have offered the 22-year-old a hefty salary following the marquee signing of Rutter.

He tweeted (Thursday 12 January): “The English club offers [Ounahi] €25m [£22m], with a salary of €2.5m [£2.2m] net per year.”

No mucking about

Whatever Leeds have been different so far in this transfer window, they need to keep it going.

After sorting out their left-back deficiencies with the signing of Wober – albeit naturally a centre-back – the club look set to splash the cash on Rutter to bolster their paper-thin forward line.

With Mateusz Klich leaving the club this window, a shortage in the middle of the park is Leeds’ next pressing concern, so interest in Ounahi could prove a brilliant piece of business if they manage to get it over the line.

Marsch is now being given the tools to take his Whites side to the next level, and hopefully, the injection of cash this month can help the club steer clear of the relegation zone.

With the 49ers enterprises takeover seemingly around the corner, Andrea Radrizzani seems to be giving the Elland Road faithful a few final parting gifts to remember him by.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are keen on signing this Wolves player in January.