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Leeds transfer news: Whites frontrunners for 'incredible' midfielder - journalist
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Leeds transfer news: Whites frontrunners for 'incredible' midfielder - journalist

Leeds United are now reportedly leading the race for Morocco star Azzedine Ounahi.

This is according to Italian journalist Ciro Venerato, who has touched upon the Whites’ interest in the 22-year-old.

Leeds have done pretty well in the January transfer window so far.

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The Whites have already signed Austria international defender Maximilian Wober from Red Bull Salzburg.

Meanwhile, Hoffenheim forward Georginio Rutter is reportedly about to sign for the Elland Road outfit.

It looks as though Victor Orta and Jesse Marsch aren’t finished in the market just yet.

Over the past few weeks, speculation has emerged linking Leeds with Ounahi.

The Italian media has been covering the transfer situation, as Napoli are apparently also eyeing the player.

However, Leeds appear to have more financial muscle than the Serie A leaders.

With that in mind, Venerato has claimed that the Elland Road side are now ahead in the race for Ounahi.

“As regards the Napoli transfer market, we can say that Leeds are in pole position for the Moroccan Azzedine Ounahi,” said Ciro Venerato on Rai (via Area Napoli and Sport Witness).

“The English have offered €25m (£22.2m) to Angers and €2.5m (£2.2m) to the player.

“Higher figures than those offered by Napoli which had stopped at €1.5m (£1.3m).”

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Ounahi to Leeds heading in the right direction – TBR View

Leeds fans will no doubt rejoice upon hearing that their side is seemingly leading the race for the Atlas Lions star.

Ounahi showed the world how good he was at the World Cup, helping his nation reach the semi-finals.

He’s certainly earned himself a big move. And if he joins Leeds, he’d be linking up with an exciting team managed by a quality coach and followed by incredibly passionate fans.

We’ll see what happens in the coming weeks, but things certainly look to be on the right track regarding the “incredible” talent.

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