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'Incredible': Romano says 22-year-old Leeds target's asking price has shot up, he'll cost over £35m now
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'Incredible': Romano says 22-year-old Leeds target's asking price has shot up, he'll cost over £35m now

Fabrizio Romano has offered an update on the asking price of Morocco World Cup star Azzedine Ounahi, who is wanted by Leeds.

Ounahi, who has also been linked with Newcastle and West Ham, shone as Morocco became the first African side ever to make the World Cup semi-finals.

Romano said on the House of Champions show that has pushed the 22-year-old’s asking price upwards right now to more than £35 million.

He claimed it looks like a case of waiting to see whether the French outfit lower it again once the transfer window actually opens.

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Romano on Ounahi asking price

Romano said: “Morocco, many of their players ‘overperformed’ – it was incredible.

“Ounahi for example, and so it is normal that Angers in France are asking for more than 40 million euros (£35 million).

“So it is not going to be easy to find a club ready to spend that money on this kind of player.

“Maybe now is the difference where the strategy makes a difference.

“Clubs are going to wait to see if the price comes down maybe in two or three weeks time.”

It is understandable that the clubs of the Moroccan World Cup stars would put their prices up on the back of their outstanding tournament.

That is especially the case in January when clubs will not want to lose players midway through the season, upsetting their campaigns with less time to replace them.

Clubs like Leeds should have an idea of how much their targets are actually worth and will likely negotiate for a reasonable asking price, rather than jumping in now at the money quoted while World Cup fever is still high and the window is not even open.

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