Kerem Aktürkoğlu, a target for Leeds United, has been informed by Galatasaray manager Okan Buruk that he will not be going in January.
Leeds has reportedly held “frequent talks” with their opponents regarding a move for the 25-year-old, although Serie A and Champions League last-16 teams will also be vying for his services. Lazio
Then, according to more sources from Turkey today, Leeds is prepared to pay Galatasaray’s asking price of slightly less than £13 million, but it looks like there is no chance left of a deal.
Buruk has reportedly informed Sacha Boey and Aktürkoğlu that they would have to wait until the conclusion of the season to get a move, as the League title and Europa League are still up for grabs, according to Beyaz Gazete.
According to reports, he stated, “We have big goals.” In the league and around Europe, I shall need you. Hold off until the season’s conclusion.
A minor setback for Leeds
With seven goals and eight assists already this season, Aktürkoğlu’s skill set definitely extends beyond the Championship.
But with his best position on the left wing, where Crysencio Summerville has been so impressive this season, he is just not what Leeds need come next month.