There is still time to seriously reconsider this deal if the reports are true. Leeds are apparently closing in on a deal to sign 25-year-old Nigerian striker Jerry Mbakogu and the sources seem legitimate, Phil Hay confirming this deal has been on the cards for some time but he isn’t sure how far along it is.
Carpi striker Mbakogu has scored six goals this season and is going to cost us in the region of £3.5 million. For me there is no excuse in not signing players from the UK if you are spending money on this sort of player from abroad. The Serie B forward doesn’t have a good record barring one season and there are players in the English leagues who would cost around the same and wouldn’t be anywhere near the gamble. I actually haven’t seen one fan who seems happy with this deal and how can you blame anyone? We signed some absolute flops from abroad last summer and the players we are being linked with now seems to indicate we haven’t learnt our lessons.
According to Alan Nixon Norwich have won the race to sign Jordan Rhodes on a season-long-loan. What is that all about? Leeds have just as much money if not more than Norwich now with their financial issues and they can afford a striker who isn’t in great form but is certainly more intent than a Serie B striker. We can’t be throwing away what little money we seem to have on huge gambles from abroad again, the fans won’t have it and the club won’t have learned those lessons that they keep saying they have. All we’ve heard for months is that we have realised what’s gone wrong this season and the club will put it right, so let’s hope this story doesn’t come to fruition.