Leeds-linked striker who was keen on joining Championship club will not be coming to Elland Rd
Leeds United-linked striker Yohan Boli’s future was confirmed on Sunday evening after he officially signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Al-Rayyan Sports Club.
Boli was the subject of heavy speculation after Football Insider had reported that he had told his representatives that he wanted to move to a Championship club, with Leeds, West Brom and Brentford interested.
However, Al-Rayyan unveiled him as their new player on Sunday, which rules another striker out of a Leeds move.
Our new player Yohan BOLI signed officially his contract today to join the team for three years and a half. pic.twitter.com/buazUkS6MQ
— AlRayyanSC (@AlrayyanSC) January 12, 2020
The Leeds striker shortlist is getting shorter all the time, although the number one target is still potentially available.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay said that Che Adams wants to come to Elland Road and that the Southampton board are ready to let him go for a £1m loan fee and an obligation to buy.
Leeds are happy with these terms, however they already have an obligation to buy Helder Costa in the summer and another big-money commitment could be troublesome if they don’t go up – unless there’s a promotion clause in the deal.
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Billy Sharp was another name on the Leeds shortlist and it looked like something could happen there after Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder said it was up to the player if he wanted to stay or go. However, he has reportedly told Wilder that he wants to stay until at least the summer.
Leeds fans are getting anxious after losing 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. That’s left the chasing pack just six points back and highlighted the critical need for a premium new striker as soon as possible.
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