'I'll drive Radz, Kinnear and Orta myself' - Some Leeds fans excited by striker transfer report
Leeds United fans are very excited by a report which says that Watford will let Andre Gray head to Elland Road on loan for a £2million fee.
Football Insider have reported that the 28-year-old is available to join the Whites on loan until the end of the season but it will cost the Yorkshire club a £2million fee up front, as well as his £80,000-a-week wages in full.
In total, the deal will cost Leeds around £4million – and that is why Football Insider reports that the Championship giants have been priced out of the deal.
It does look tempting because Gray is a proven goalscorer at Championship level and a £2million fee seems fair.
However everyone forgets about the wages and how they really make transfer deals a lot harder to complete as, in this case, it doubles what Leeds would have to pay.
Marcelo Bielsa needs a new centre-forward signed up before the end of the month and unfortunately, it does not seem as though Gray is going to be that player.
A lot of Leeds fans are happy with the report about Gray but they will no doubt be gutted to see the full picture.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
I'll drive Radz, Kinnear and Orta myself if it gets it done https://t.co/YQQA384zQo
— Matt (@MWJS82) January 19, 2020
Get him in!! I’ve also heard Che Adams is still on?!? Get them both!!
— Ben Foskett (@BenFoskett) January 19, 2020
If true @andrearadri get out the cheque book and your centenary pen please before this season is your epitaph. You’ve done so much good don’t ruin it by not investing in January for the second successive season
— noi tutti amiamo Leeds (@ingham37) January 19, 2020
— Jimmy (@CryptocurrancyK) January 19, 2020
No brainer. And a CM and LB would be nice please. Thanks in advance.
— @danwinzar (@danwinzar1) January 19, 2020
if this is the case then we need to pay the money and get the transfer over the line but and it is a big but andre gray isnt going to get us promoted alone we need more reinforcements as yesterdays bench proved we have a our squad is limited #lufc #ALAW #mot https://t.co/yBxViwRf74
— chris wilson (@willowlufc) January 19, 2020
Get him, but we need more quality if we are to go up.
— spivo 🥇🏆 (@clivedyer4) January 19, 2020
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