Reports in Turkey are suggesting that Leeds United are ready to spend £5 million on Besiktas striker Cyle Larin.
Milliyet is suggesting that Leeds could splash out on the player who is currently enjoying good form on loan at Belgian side Zulte-Waregem.
The Belgian side reportedly have a £2.5 million option on the player, but Leeds are hoping to take control of the transfer situation by outbidding the West Flanders side.
It is not the first time Larin has been linked with Leeds this year. Fotospor reported earlier this month that the Whites are keen.
Victor Orta seems to be a fan of the player.
In 2017 Leeds were seemingly keen on a deal for the then Orlando City striker. The Sun On Sunday (10/09/2017) reported (as relayed in the Daily Star) that Leeds were considering a bid for the player when the January window opened in 2018.
In fact, it seems Orta’s interest may even predate his arrival at Leeds United. ClubCall reported Middlesbrough as being interested in April 2017, as reported by Gazette Live, with Orta not leaving the Riverside until a month later.
But is he worth it?
Larin has been in fine form this season. The 24-year-old has scored nine goals and created 11. That means a direct involvement in 20 goals from just 31 appearances.
Leeds United fans will, however, want to see more proven options at Elland Road, especially if they are promoted to the Premier League.
It would be a speculative deal for Larin, considering his lack of English football experience and previous struggles in Turkish football. At £5 million, Larin might just be too expensive to take the risk.