FC Utrecht attacker Gyrano Kerk has been discussing the interest in his services this summer, including that of Leeds United.
Leeds were being linked with a move for the Dutch forward toward the end of the transfer window.
As reported by De Telegraaf last month, Leeds were closing in on a deal for the player worth around £9.1 million. They were set to fend off competition from Italian duo Cagliari and Hellas Verona for a player who had scored 11 goals and provided 12 assists in the 2019-20 Dutch football calendar.
Victor Orta was even known to have flown to the Netherlands around this time, with plenty of Leeds fans concluding this must have been due to the interest in Kerk.
However, no deal went through and Kerk remained with the Domstedelingen.
This week he has been speaking about his failed summer transfer move to De Telegraaf and admitted he had hoped for a move, admitting disappointment he was priced out of an exit.
However, he also made it clear he intends to continue performing for his current club, and hopefully add to his price-tag.
“Of course I had hoped for it,” Kerk stated, as relayed by VoetbalPrimeur. “But if it does not happen, then it will not happen. Then you cannot stick with your head every day. You just have to keep going.
“I do not set the prices. If I could determine the prices myself, I think it would have been different. But FC Utrecht is my employer and they determine my price. I cannot do anything about that myself. And if I continue to score like this, they will sooner ask for more rather than less.”
Kerk has started the new season in similarly impressive form as last, scoring two goals in his first three games ahead of this weekend’s clash against Groningen. Clearly, the failure to secure a reunion with Mateusz Klich, a former team-mate at the Eredivisie club, is not weighing him down.
If he keeps up this sort of form then Leeds will undoubtedly be back in the hunt for his services again next season.