The Daily Express have broadcasted the news from the Yorkshire Evening Post stating that Leeds United are looking to complete the signing of Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu before the closure of the January transfer market.
The Whites have been very active this winter, spending £7 million on new signings. However, Thomas Christiansen is trying to grab a prolific goalscorer to enhance his team’s chances of reaching the Premier League promotion.
Pierre-Michel Lassoga has had a solid first half of the season along with Kemar Roofe, but Jay-Roy Grot failed to meet the expectations, and Leeds chief of stuff wants to secure a player that can guarantee goals.
Mbagoku, who is 25-year-old, has had a successful spell in Serie B this campaign, and Carpi would like to keep him until the end of the season, as they desperately want to return to Serie A.
The Championship side would be ready to pay around £3.5million for the Nigerian forward, but it seems they will have to wait until the summer to conclude the deal.