According to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay, Leeds United are set to lose out to Championship rivals Derby County in the race to sign Brentford winger Florian Jozefzoon, and the Whites must bounce back by making a move for a familiar face instead.
Well, the Yorkshire Evening Post report that the 27-year-old has opted to link up with Frank Lampard rather than moving to Elland Road, with him undergoing a medical on Thursday after a £2.75m fee was agreed between them and the Bees.
The Yorkshire Evening Post says that Marcelo Bielsa’s men also approached the west London outfit and said they would meet the valuation for the Dutchman, although the promise of a big salary at the iPro Stadium looks to have swung the deal in the Rams’ favour.
If Jozefzoon had have signed for Leeds, he would have been competing with the likes of Ezgjan Alioski, Kemar Roofe, Hadi Sacko and Pablo Hernandez for a spot on the wing.
Well, now Jozefzoon is no longer an option and Whites fans have been left really frustrated by the club’s lack of transfer business this summer, Victor Orta, who should look to snap up a 6ft 4in Premier League powerhouse once Newcastle United sign Salomon Rondon, should look to bring the feel-good factor back to Elland Road by re-signing Robert Snodgrass.
The 30-year-old is currently a West Ham United player and while he has featured for them in pre-season, the additions of Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson in recent weeks is sure to limit his first-team opportunities this term.
The Scot enjoyed a loan spell with Aston Villa last season where he scored eight goals and provided a further 13 assists in 43 games, and if he could bring that form with him back to Elland Road he would quickly become a huge fans’ favourite again.