“Reports state”… Leeds United has made the 26-year-old Premier League star an extremely “attractive” offer.
Leeds United has a limited amount of time left to finalize any outstanding transfers.
The Whites have yet to add a single player in January, and after exercising patience in waiting for a few of their top targets to become available, the team is set to see whether or not that approach paid off.
Over the next five days, Leeds will primarily concentrate on their defense, but they have also been linked to a few wide attackers, suggesting that they aim to bolster this area.
Manuel Benson has been identified as a possible target. Earlier this week, Leeds stated that they were still in talks with Burnley as they attempted to move forward with a trade.
And today, reporter Ben Jacobs has given a fresh update on the circumstances in an interview with Give Me Sport. Although Southampton is presently leading, he claims that Leeds and Southampton both have “attractive offers on the table.”
Benson has had a “attractive” offer from Leeds.
“It’s no real surprise that both Leeds and Southampton are in the race; by Championship standards, he’s obviously a top-quality player, very confident in the league,” the speaker stated.
“There are two attractive offers on the table for the player, so we’ll just have to wait and see,” the source added. “Some sources say Southampton is slightly ahead of Leeds.”
Premier League: Aston Villa vs. Burnley FC
Although Benson is reportedly eager to join the Saints, a deal is challenging because of the tense off-field relations between the two teams, Jacobs’ remarks that Southampton is winning the race have been reported.
Leeds may be able to get a jump on the 26-year-old forward, who scored 12 goals in Burnley’s promotion-winning season the previous year, as they are obviously very much in the running.
In Wednesday’s victory over Norwich City, Leeds lost Dan James to injury for a few weeks. Although the team has plenty of wing depth, having a new left-footed right-winger would give the team better balance.