Leeds United seem to be linked with a move for Lazio forward Felipe Caicedo every summer and this year was no different.
This summer, it was reported by Imperio, that Leeds United were set for talks with the Ecuador striker.
It was claimed that these talks would progress at the ‘request’ of Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa.
Twelve months previously, Bielsa was also said to be keen on Caicedo, As reported by Diario La Grada, relayed and translated by Sport Witness, the Ecuador international was open to a Leeds move.
It was then suggested that Caicedo was available. According to LaLazioSiamoNoi, Lazio were willing to sell Caicedo for £8 million. Of course, no deal ever happened and Caicedo remains at Lazio.
It had seemed he might be on his way to Qatar, with Al Gharafah recently linked with a move. However, as reported by TuttoMercatoWeb, that deal will not be happening and Caicedo is expected to play out the rest of his season at Lazio.
Which might not be bad news if Leeds United do remain interested. Caicedo is out of contract in the summer and is, therefore, free to talk to clubs about a Bosman transfer from January.
How concrete Leeds’ interest in Caicedo actually is has always been up for debate. However, if the club are interested, then January gives them a chance to discuss his potential free transfer arrival.
However, considering he continually pops in and then firmly out of Leeds transfer conversation, the best guess is that Leeds won’t be making that call.