According to French-language source France Football, Leeds United are one of several foreign sides courting interest in Dijon striker Mounir Chouiar. The French striker is absent from the squad for today’s game against Brest which has added to the stories that he might well be on his way out of the French club.
He’s a figure of interest from, say French Football, “by several teams of the European Top 5 Championships” with particular mention being given to “three English clubs; Leeds, Wolverhampton and Arsenal.”
Attacking left-wing/forward Chouiar is a 21-year-old who arrived at Dijon from Lens last September in a deal worth £3.15m. He appeared in 22 Ligue 1 games for Dijon last season, showing his worth with 4 goals for the French top-tier side.
France Football do issue something of a warning bell for any sides wanting to bring the talents of Chouiar to their club. They say that it is estimated that the France Under-21 international, of Moroccan and Mauritanian parentage, will cost any club wishing to sign him in the region of “between 15 and 20 million euros.” To put that into perspective, Dijon say that the deal to cut the mustard for Chouiar makes him a £13.1m-to-£18.5m player.
Any club purchasing Mounir Chouiar for that price is going to be granting Dijon their record transfer fee received, 20% of which has to go out to former club Lens.