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Exclusive: Expert would be surprised to see Lyon star join Leeds

Get French Football News’ Adam White has told Football FanCast he would be surprised to see Lyon star Maxwel Cornet join Leeds United following the arrival of Junior Firpo.

Firpo has made a £13million move to Elland Road from Spanish giants Barcelona, signing a four-year deal.

The left-back has come in following the departure of North Macedonia international Ezgjan Alioski, who opted not to agree terms on a new deal at the club.

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Leeds have also been heavily linked with Cornet, who made 39 appearances for Lyon last season.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side face competition for the 24-year-old’s services, with newly-promoted Premier League rivals Watford also keeping tabs on the wing-back.

Leeds made the first move by lodging a £10million bid, but it has been turned down by Lyon. However, the French side are open to allowing Cornet to seek pastures new.

Despite that, Adam White does not think Cornet would be able to nail down a regular spot in Bielsa’s starting line-up following Firpo’s transfer.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, White said: “He has only really proven that he is consistently capable of achieving the performances that are needed at the top end of Ligue One at wing-back.

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“He’s played at left-back a lot too and he’s been okay considering he is a converted winger. He is perfectly suited to the wing-back role.

“Junior Firpo is going to be playing at left-back so it doesn’t seem there is a natural position there. I would see it as a shock if he became their natural left-sided player.”

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