Leeds in talks with Kasimpasa over Diagne move

According to Turkish Football, Leeds United are in talks with Kasimpasa forward Mbaye Diagne over a move to Elland Road in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is in the market for a new centre-forward this summer, and Derby County’s Matej Vydra has been strongly linked with a move to the club.

Talk of a deal for Vydra has gone cold, however, with Leeds said to be struggling to agree personal terms with the striker, who is also believed to be holding out for a Premier League move.

According to Turkish Football, Leeds are now in talks with Diagne over a move to Elland Road in this summer’s transfer window.

The 6ft 3in ace has also been linked with Hull City, Reading and Bournemouth as he prepares to leave Turkish football ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

However, Leeds are believed to be in a strong position as they look to sign a player who has a very impressive recent scoring record.

What are Diagne’s credentials?

The 26-year-old was actually signed by Juventus in 2013, but he never made a first-team appearance for the Italian champions before leaving in 2015.

The forward scored 15 league goals in 45 appearances for Chinese outfit Tianjin Teda between 2016 and 2017 before completing a move to Kasimpasa earlier this year.

Diagne managed 12 goals in 17 appearances for the Turkish outfit, and it is not a surprise that a number of clubs are being linked with his services.

The fact that the Senegalese has never played in England makes the deal a slight risk, but he could turn out to be an inspired signing for Leeds.

Indeed, a player with obvious pace and power, he could be just what the doctor ordered for Bielsa in this summer’s transfer window.