Leeds United have reportedly received a boost in their pursuit of Besiktas striker Cyle Larin with the Canadian desperate to leave Turkey – and if Kaka’s 2017 prediction about Larin is anything to go by, Leeds must do their all to take advantage.
Turkish outlet Ajansspor has claimed that Larin, who will not be signing a permanent deal with loan side Zulte Waregem due to Covid-19 and the financial imapct it has had on clubs, is due to return to Besiktas – but he does not want to remain in Turkey.
Milliyet have suggested that Leeds could splash as much as £5million to land Larin from Besiktas this summer – after he scored 44 goals in 89 Orlando City outings. He has also had a hand in 20 strikes during his 33 Zulte Waregem outings.
Larin is showing plenty of quality but just needs to find the right home – and former Orlando teammate Kaka’s prediction about the striker in 2017 is proof enough that Leeds have got to make a move for the Canada international.
“I think Cyle can go far,” Brazilian legend Kaká told the MLS’ official website. “Cyle is a very good player and the third season for us will be great, but I think Cyle can play in a big team in Europe as well.”
Given Kaka is a big fan of Larin, surely Leeds United have got to to lure him to Elland Road. Now linked with the striker for much of the 2019-20 campaign, it is interest that simply will not go away.
Patrick Bamford has bounced in and out of form, while loanee Jean-Kevin Augustin is yet to make a considerable impact at Elland Road and that may put Leeds off signing him on a permanent basis.
At just £5million and after Kaka’s recommendation, surely Leeds should sign Larin.