Leeds United and Derby County have had bids of £2.5million accepted for Brentford winger Florian Jozefzoon, according to Football Insider, although it appears as though the player has opted to join the Rams.
The 27-year-old joined Brentford 18 months ago and enjoyed a fine season in his first full year in English football, registering seven goals and seven assists for the Bees in the Championship.
Jozefzoon, who is valued at £1.35million on Transfermarkt, would have been Marcelo Bielsa’s first permanent signing since arriving at Leeds after completing loan deals for the Chelsea pair of Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman.
Frank Lampard has just completed a loan move for Liverpool’s Harry Wilson so Jozefzoon would likely have to contend for a place in the starting line-up, although it appears as though that is his favoured move financially.
Leeds fans have been reacting to the news that they bid for Jozefzoon on social media, and here’s a selection of what they’ve had to say.
Is he really any good?
— Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) July 19, 2018
Bet he still goes to derby 😑
— LUFC FANS HERE (@lufc_fans_here) July 18, 2018
Fantastic signing. Just not a striker or a centre half what we need 😂😂
— Leeds 4 Life (@leeds_4) July 17, 2018
If he signs, this Jozefzoon better be an upgrade on the likes of Sacko & Botaka
— White Knight LUFC (@WhiteKnightLUFC) July 17, 2018
Another 2nd/3rd rate player to go with the majority of the rest . Can’t wait for AR to sell up and take his cronies with him ! They really don’t deserve the 30+k fans support at ER every week . No ambition , no quality , no hope …… #LUFC
— chris (@LeedsLoudHaler) July 18, 2018
Hope this is right
— jason dennison (@jasondennleeds) July 17, 2018
There could be light at the end of this very long tunnel after the other night radz needs to start making deals for Leeds United it’s getting worrying
— Lee Paley (@ls_paley) July 19, 2018
Come on Leeds actually beat other teams to a signing! MOT
— Steve MOT (@STELUFC74) July 19, 2018
Sounds promising @PhilHayYEP
— Rick (@RickLUFCwhite) July 19, 2018
I thought we’d be getting better players than this in tbh, he’s not the type of player you’d associate with a world class manager. Maybe I’m expecting too much but thought we’d go for it this year like forest are doing, underwhelmed
— Craig Taylor (@oliverslufcarmy) July 19, 2018