Chris Wood may well have played his last game in a Leeds shirt with the striker set to undergo his Burnley medical in the morning. We are still waiting to see if Wood will be involved tonight, but Burnley have asked for him to be left out and that looks like it could be the case, although he is still with the squad.
Wood will be joining Burnley for a club record deal starting at £15 million and rising with add-ons. Leeds rejected the first two bids, starting at £12 million and now rising but a new contract offer couldn’t tempt Wood to stay and it seems the move, with wages reported to be at £50k per week tempting the New Zealand striker. In all honesty it is not only hard for the club to turn the money down if Wood wants to go, and you can’t blame Wood for wanting to go, given it’s reported to be an extra £30k per week.
The medical is set to be tomorrow according the Phil Hay and that comes from the Burnley end. Burnley are confident the deal will be completed in the next 48 hours and they will get their man. Wood’s departure will leave only one senior striker at the club, Caleb Ekuban, a player who hasn’t had a minute of League football in England, although he did score in the League Cup against Port Vale in the 4-1 win. Andrea Radrizzani now needs to put the money back into the playing squad, bearing in mind we also have money from the Charlie Taylor deal.