By Mark Smith

9th Oct, 2021 | 11:30am

Leeds table bid to finalise Mateo Joseph deal, Espanyol respond - Joan Cami

Leeds United have tabled a bid as they look to push through a deal to sign Espanyol forward Mateo Joseph in January, according to Joan Cami.

The RAC1 Journalist has shared that the offer has been knocked back, but the Spanish club have made a counter-proposal.

The Whites are said to have already agreed personal terms with Joseph, with the fee the last part of the deal that needs finalising.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Cami shared the latest on the deal with the Whites pushing to complete.

“Leeds United’s bid for Mateo Joseph is lower than he could charge Espanyol for the player’s training rights (only if he goes free),” he wrote.

“The white-and-blues have made a counter-proposal to the English team. There is currently no agreement between clubs.”

Getting close.

It looks as though Espanyol aren’t budging on their valuation of the teenager, and Leeds may have to accept that and cough up the cash.

Thankfully, Joseph looks as though he wants the move to Elland Road and the Spanish club are ready to do business to end this ongoing saga.

The 17-year-old has rejected a new contract and is said to be ready along with his family to move back to England.

Manchester City, Liverpool and Barcelona have all been reported as rivals for this deal, so Victor Orta and the Whites won’t want to play around and risk missing out on this one.

With January almost only two months away, it will come around quick and Joseph looks as though he will be the first name through the door for the academy.

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