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Leeds boost as 17-goals-4-assists-in-32-games target says he has played last game for club

Leeds have been handed a massive boost in their pursuit of wantaway FC Groningen striker Mimoun Mahi, with the Moroccan ready to part ways with the Eredivisie club during the current transfer window.

The feeling is mutual between club and player, and the 23-year-old could be on his way to Elland Road if Leeds meet his £2million release clause.

Since arriving from Sparta Rotterdam in 2014, Mahi has had a pretty decent goal scoring record for Groningen, registering 17 goals and assisting 4 others in 32 league appearances during the 2016-17 season.

He scored 5 goals in 13 appearances during the previous campaign, and 6 goals and 3 assists in 16 appearances this term.

Leeds need attacking reinforcements as evident by their drawing blanks in the last 2 games, and the versatile Mahi looks like a player capable of firing them to the topflight.

The Dutch-born forward can also play on the wing due to his pace, or behind the striker as an attacking midfielder due to his creativity.

As expected, there is a lot of competition for Mahi, with Nottingham Forest, Bristol City, Swansea and Stoke all keen.

So, Leeds will have to up their game when they get to the negotiation table with the club and player to have a chance.