Leeds fans are split on the latest news about Jerry Mbakogu, after reports suggested they could sign the striker for as little as €1.8m (£1.6m).
According to Italian reports, Leeds have negotiated the price for Mbakogu all the way down to a bargain price under €2m.
The club has been linked with moves for the Nigerian striker dating back to Paul Heckingbottom’s reign, and fans were annoyed by what they felt was just another Caleb Ekuban.
The 25 year-old scored just eight times last season, and one of the biggest issues under Heckingbottom was the lack of a proper goalscorer.
The reduced price has now got plenty of fans feeling perhaps it’s not such a bad move though, so long as they bring in a proven goalscorer alongside the 6 ft 1 striker.
Mbakogu has grabbed 28 goals in 92 league appearances for Carpi since joining permanently in 2014, and he does have the physical tools to be a success in the Championship.
Lots of fans are getting on board with a bargain move, but others are still annoyed by their club’s apparent insistence on shopping in the bargain bin.
Either way, you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
if we have signed Mbakogu we'll have got him cheap and he'll be a decent bench option. not first XI. good to have a big bloke backup until edmondson ready #lufc
— 👋 (@deancore) July 2, 2018
Christ almighty. This would be the comedown of all comedowns. Very hard to put a positive spin on it, frankly.
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) July 2, 2018
much rather just use edmondson
— hat (@ellandread) July 2, 2018
Works well for me
— Wacc (@WACCOE) July 2, 2018
I’m not worried aslong as he’s not the only option!
— Jay (@JayBlufc) July 2, 2018
Yeah, at £3.5mil it’s unforgivable.
At £1.5…might be good back up…might be a starter for Vydra to play off.
Good fifa card too so…?
— Daryl (@DarylRS29) July 2, 2018
some say he’s the perfect man to link up with Vydra…
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) July 2, 2018
He’s going to be straight in bielsa’s bin
— Nick Cross (@clouseofbristol) July 2, 2018
I thought Biesla didn’t want him ?pathetic really
— SussexWhite (@winds1985lufc) July 2, 2018