Phil Hay: Leeds United in hunt to sign Mohamed Camara after dramatic move by Red Bull Salzburg star
Phil Hay claims Leeds United are interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Mohamed Camara with the Mali international’s social media activity suggesting he’s keen on a move to Yorkshire.
Earlier this week, the 22-year-old was caught liking messages from Leeds fans saying stuff like “come to Leeds”.
Camara has seen former teammates Brendan Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen leave Salzburg to reunite with Jesse Marsch at Elland Road.
And it seems that Camara is also on Leeds’ radar but Hay suggests that it may be too soon for him to start buying a house in the nearby area.
“You’ll have seen the links to Mo Camara at RB Salzburg,” Hay said on the latest episode of The Phil Hay Show podcast (23 June, 7m10s).
“He was dramatically liking Instagram posts earlier this week.
“They do like him, they are aware of him.
“I think he’s the sort of player who could work for them.
“I hope he hasn’t prematurely bought a house in Alwoodley but that’s one of those you could say, ‘don’t rule out’.”
Fishing for attention?
It was a bit weird seeing Camara liking all those posts.
If Raphinha started liking messages about Barcelona then we’d be a bit miffed with him and you can imagine that Salzburg aren’t too pleased with the Malian international.
Camara played 36 times in all competitions for Salzburg in the 2021/22 season as they won the Austrian Bundesliga and reached the last-16 of the Champions League.
He missed a bit of the season due to the Africa Cup of Nations, where he also played a role as Mali made the knock-out stages.
Camara is a holding midfielder and was discussed by Hay on his podcast when replacements for Kalvin Phillips were the subject of conversation.
It’s hard to say whether the former Real Bamako midfielder has the ability to be as good as Phillips but let’s face it, we’re simply not going to sign anyone to replace Phillips who’s in the same league as the England international.
Camara could be good but we’re not really fans of his social media activity.
It’s childish and isn’t fitting of a professional football player who’s either teasing supporters of a club or disrespecting his employers.
In other Leeds United news, Sky Sports have shared a big Raphinha development.