It’s been an exciting 24 hours for Leeds as interest in Watford’s Fernando Forestieri and Belgian winger Anthony Limbombe suddenly intensified.

Perhaps it’s a result of four draws from the opening four fixtures, which – while leaving Uwe Rösler’s side undefeated – has highlighted the need for a little more creativity and cutting edge.

Leeds face stiff competition for Forestieri from at least two other teams which includes Saturday’s opponents and Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield Wednesday. Leeds had initially hoped to take Forestieri on a season-long loan-to-buy deal, but when Watford rejected that proposal, Massimo Cellino told the Yorkshire Evening Post‘s Phil Hay that the £3m it would take for Leeds to secure his services was considered too much.

However, this was obviously a bluff from the Leeds chief as reports quickly followed of a potential bid, with Phil Hay confirming that the club had made an offer and were in with a shot of landing the highly-rated forward.

And he isn’t the only name Leeds are actively pursuing with reports suggesting there’s been more movement on Limbombe, a left-winger who could just be the back-up plan for if Forestieri decides to go elsewhere, or better still, a player we’re hoping to sign in addition to Forestieri.

Either player would represent an exciting signing for the club, both coming at a significant cost (circa £3m for Forestieri and £2m for Limbombe), but securing the services of them both must surely push a team who have already proven very difficult to beat during a tough opening run of fixtures, into the ‘serious promotion contenders’ bracket.

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      • LincolnWhite

        What a lovely person you must be, and so well educated.

      • Monkeysfinger

        It would be nice to get these players,but would also be great to get our famous stadium back.


        With respect Monkeysfinger, we can’t even fill Elland Road now. 22,500 is poor. However, the mentioned signings would be great and money better spent.

  1. Tim Campbell

    There also talk of Liam Moore too so a real statement of intent could be made this week

  2. Ron

    Every Leeds fan is rubbing their eyes when reading headlines involving fees. For years I convinced myself that loans were in fact normal. No question signings with pace and width will tell us whether Chris Wood was worth the investment, however I think Stuart Dallas will be the signing we are all raving about by Christmas. Never thinks twice about putting his foot through it and keeps the ball down very well. Defensively I’m not convinced Cooper has the agility to make me sleep better, however Berardi is showing the composure of a veteran. Looking very good so far. The cynic in me asks if these deals will be financed by Byram’s exit?

    • Chareose

      could be yes………. given Dallas ability on the right you would suspect they might try Dallas in that position permanently, that means Byram has to unseat Berardi who has earnt his place with bloody sweat and tears
      Don’t get me wrong, I think byram will transform into a decent premiership full back but how will cellino see it ?
      im resigned to him going now tbh

    • spellz

      Definitely feel Byram is on his way, if so, I believe we will have plenty of cover for his new found role in the signings we make, so I think we will be o.k

      I think we are lacking in defensive depth right now and Sol looked like he was injured late on, if he picked up a serious knock, who would be his replacement? as his position is irreplaceable atm.

  3. Scally Lad

    Good riddance to Forestieri. If he doesn’t want to come to Leeds, let him stay with that tired outfit in Watord.

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