A few days ago, Virgil Van Dijk became the most expensive defender in football history, and this transfer could also affect Leeds United’s transfer plans.
The Yorkshire Post reported recently about possible interest of Leeds in Groningen’s attacker Mimoun Mahi. However, now new information has emerged that can make it difficult for the Whites to sign the attacking talent.
HITC.com have revealed that Groningen will receive a 10% of the transfer of the Dutch defender to Liverpool and this could cause the Dutch side to hold on to Mahi.
Mahi, who has a release clause sat at £2million, has recently been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, as well as some Championship teams including Leeds. However, this sudden inflow of money could make Groningen reconsider selling the Moroccan player.
The 23-year-old has provided excellent performances since his arrival to Groningen and he has quickly emerged as one of the best players in the club.
A very skillful and pacey player, Mahi could be a serious reinforcement for Leeds if they manage to beat other competitors.
Mahi already pointed out that he wants to try new experience and it could be a call for interested sides to make a move. It would be very interesting to see how the situation around Moroccan forward will develop in January.