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Leeds United transfer blow as long-term reported Victor Orta target Cyle Larin makes intentions known

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Leeds United transfer blow as long-term reported Victor Orta target Cyle Larin makes intentions known

The Canadian seems to be set on a return to Turkey.

Cyle Larin has been discussing his plans for next season and it seems that the Canadian’s plans do not marry up with Leeds United’s. 

The Whites have recently been linked with a move for the striker, who has been in fine form with loan club Zulte Waregem in Belgium. 

Plenty of reports in recent months have suggested that Leeds are keen on the 25-year-old attacker. Most recently, Haberler suggested that Besiktas were prepared to sell Larin for just €6 million (£5.3m) this summer with Leeds keen. 

Cyle Larin (CAN) before the Canada-Jamaica Mens International Friendly match at BMO Field in Toronto, Canada, on 2 September 2017. (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Leeds’ interest is no surprise given Victor Orta’s apparent fondness for the player. The Sun on Sunday (as relayed by the Daily Star) reported Leeds United interest back in September 2017, as Leeds looked for Chris Wood replacements. Middlesbrough were also linked, as reported by Gazette Live, whilst Orta was still in charge of recruitment on Teesside. 

But the player himself seems keen on a Besiktas stay. As he told Takvim this week, and relayed by Aspor, the frontman is willing to try and find his feet at the Turkish club, who he joined from Orlando City back in 2018. 


“I know there are offers for me. But my priority will be to play for Beşiktaş.”

Leeds United could be in need of a new striker should they get promoted this season with Patrick Bamford struggling to score goals regularly and Jean-Kevin Augustin still only a loan signing.

With Larin in fine form this season, scoring nine goals and setting up a further 11, he would have been a good buy and one Orta has clearly had on his radar for some time. 

However, it appears that he wants to try and finally prove himself in the Turkish capital.

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