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Leeds’ £3.5million January transfer deal with 48-goal hitman reportedly could fall through

As per Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Leeds United have reached a £3.5million agreement with Serie B side Carpi for the signing of striker Jerry Mbakogu.

The Whites scouted the Nigerian-born hitman over the weekend as he took his goal tally to 8 in 20 appearances, and personal terms have also been reached.

However, obtaining a work permit could be an issue for Mbakogu as his documents might not allow him to play in England.

With few hours left to go before the January transfer window shuts, there mightn’t be enough time to process the necessary documents needed for the 25-year-old.

Manager Thomas Christiansen wants another striker to boost his side’s promotion chances, and Mbakogu’s strength and finishing have caught his attention.

The Carpi forward has been in fine form this term as his side look to secure Serie A promotion after failing to escape the drop 2 campaigns ago – a season where he managed just 2 league goals.

Mbakogu has a decent 48-league goal tally over the last 8 seasons, and could represent a quality and affordable option for Leeds after they got priced out of their bids for earlier targets.

His documents issue could mean a deal will have to wait until summer, though.