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Leeds: Beren Cross reveals no bid for Azzedine Ounahi just yet

Journalist Beren Cross has revealed that Leeds United are yet to make any more bids for new players since Max Wober arrived amid links to Azzedine Ounahi.

What’s the word?

According to a recent report in news outlet  Foot Mercato, the Whites are keen on signing the Moroccan midfielder this winter and even recently put in a bid for the player.

Leeds have already made moves to strengthen their squad in January, signing 24-year-old defender Wober from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg to a contract that runs until 2027.

And while they may well be keen on bringing in some more signings over the coming weeks, according to Cross (as of January 9) they had yet to make an official bid for anyone else.

When writing an article for LeedsLive, Cross explained: “As of yesterday, no bids had gone in for any players since Wober, so unless that’s changed today then they haven’t gone in for Ounahi yet.

“I think it would be one forward and, if they can get it done, a midfielder too to compensate for [Mateusz] Klich’s exit.”

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Transfer priorities…

Jesse Marsch may well feel as though his side may need a new body to come in and add some depth to the middle of the park as  Klich has just departed for an MLS side.

However, if Cross’ reporting is fully accurate, it sounds as though they might prioritise a new forward instead. Seeing as Wober made his debut in the FA Cup on the weekend as a midfielder, coming on after 60 minutes for Darko Gyabi, then perhaps he’ll be asked to help fill the void in that part of the pitch.

If that’s the case, it does suggest that the club might not be quite soon keen to land Ounahi as some claims have recently suggested. Instead, perhaps there is more truth to the reports the club are closing in on a move for Hoffenheim forward Georginio Rutter.

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