Reports in Greece have linked 29-year-old Belgian midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe with a move to Leeds United. The central midfielder has Championship experience, playing at Norwich as well as having a loan spell at Rotherham. He has been a regular for Olympiacos this season, playing Champions League football but a 3rd place finish and money woes mean he’s looking for a move.
The midfielder started at Anderlecht before moving to Hamburg, having spells and Club Brugge, Norwich and Rotherham on loan. He then headed to Poland where he won the Player of the Year in the division with Legia Warsaw, before heading to Greece for over £2.5 million in 2017. He did score a cracker in the Champions League against Real Madrid which will have helped his cause in terms of building a platform for his time in Greece but money issues with many of the Greek Premier League sides mean players are often coming and going, and Odjidja-Ofoe seems like one of those players. The main stumbling block would probably be the wages but the story is very clear, Leeds would be looking to loan the player, the loan system crucial in this league, we found this out last season and messed it up this.
A central midfielder or a number ten the player certainly fits the bill because we need players for almost every position on the park, maybe excluding right-back and even that will cause some debate. The failure to recruit well this season has been so evident that people are anticipating half a team for next season and you can’t really argue with that. The midfield has been particularly poor this season, Ronaldo Vieira not as effective as last season, Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O’Kane really struggling and Mateusz Klich not even getting a sniff of a run in the side before being loaned back to Holland. Does this player fit the bill? Who knows, we don’t know enough about him, will we find out? That remains to be seen.