I wrote about transfers at Leeds United being like buses that drive past you, through puddles with the last one splashing you. Your final image is of some little oik flicking the Vs and laughing with a deep sense of schadenfreude. Your final thought is that you hope he falls off his bike going non-handed over a speed bump. We’ve all been there thinking that.
So, Leeds United sign Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno for a club-record £27m and there is a mystified stupor closing down that leaves many fans slack-jawed. Then, the criticism from Spain starts and the petty insults hurled by people old enough to know better and likening us to some inferior side in their eyes. Now, we haven’t even time to recover before we are hit with a further biggie.
According to Italian source Lazio Siamo Noi, Leeds United have gone in all guns blazing and bid big for Brazilian Luiz Felipe who they say “has become expendable.” They add that interest from Leeds has “accelerated in the last few hours” and that there was contact between the two sides. Not only has there been contact but Leeds have tendered a €30m/£26.8m bid for the Brazilian centre-back.
Whilst that is a substantial offer, it is not thought substantial enough to tempt Lazio who are thought wanting a sum of €40m/£35.8m. That would represent a figure of a club record for the Whites. Lazio Siamo Noi say that the Serie A club are in no rush to sell Luiz Felipe but acknowledge that a sale would open up the market for their own purchases.
Brazilian? At Elland Road? I mean, it’s not as if the previous two have turned out bad…is it?