Carpi president Stefano Bonacini has given Leeds an ultimatum regarding striker Jerry Mbakogu. The Nigerian striker has a deal agreed to join Leeds, the fee is also set and the deal is just awaiting confirmation but Leeds have changed their stance and are now looking at Abel Hernandez.
The deal has actually been agreed since January but both clubs held off on the deal and now it’s looking a lot less likely. The striker has a far from decent record in Serie B barring one season a few years ago and Leeds fans, in overwhelming majority were not happy that the club decided to pursue a deal that looks so much like many in the last few years, most of which have failed. What’s significant about this is that it’s a fair chunk of money to be spending on a player who really doesn’t look good at all. The fee was agreed at £3.5 million and Bonacini has now set Leeds a date of June 30th to complete the deal or they will have to pull out. He has also said he is still very confident the deal will get done.
Leeds have turned their attention to Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez. The Hull City striker is on £40k per week at Hull but is going on a free transfer. According to Phil Hay Leeds are looking to secure the deal for Abel Hernandez and put all the money into a deal for him. Leeds wouldn’t pay £40k but they are already planning on lifting the wages and with bonuses and no fee Leeds could certainly do a deal for the player, especially if he doesn’t have to relocate. Leeds would show serious intent by doing a deal for Hernandez but the lies of Aston Villa are interested and potentially on their way to the Premier League. One thing is for sure, a striker with a poor track record isn’t worth gambling on if it doesn’t come off.