Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham City - Sky Bet Championship
Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Report: 'Absolutely outstanding' Leeds target has decided on a move elsewhere

Leeds United have hit the ground running in the summer transfer window and landed some great targets.

The Whites have already signed Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen.

Leeds are reportedly also closing in on Bayern Munich’s Marc Roca.

However, in any transfer window, there will be targets who end up going elsewhere.

This seems to be the case with Jake Clarke-Salter, who Leeds have reportedly been eyeing this summer.

Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images

The Sun claimed a month ago that the Whites and PSV Eindhoven were keeping tabs on the 24-year-old.

Clarke-Salter came through the ranks at Chelsea, but they released him at the end of the season.

But it looks as though the defender has decided on a move elsewhere.

According to West London Sport, Clarke-Salter will stay in the capital by signing with Queens Park Rangers.

He will pen a three-year deal with the Championship club, added the report.

Leeds have missed out on player who reminded John Terry of himself

It’s a shame Leeds appear to have missed out on Clarke-Salter, who has earned rave reviews over the past few years.

However, the chance to play under former Chelsea academy coach Michael Beale could well have swayed it for him.

Although Clarke-Salter only made two senior Blues appearances, he impressed on loan at Coventry last time out.

When he suffered a groin injury in March, manager Mark Robins was gutted.

“It’s just the time it takes for [his recovery] to happen, which is a big, big blow for both him and us,” Examiner Live quotes him as saying.

“Because for me, he’s been excellent for us this season and a made a big, big difference to us this season.

“Yes, it’s certainly something that’s regretfully the circumstances.”

Photo by Paul Greenwood – CameraSport via Getty Images

And John Terry himself sung Clarke-Salter’s praises back in 2016.

“Jake has a great attitude,” said the former England skipper.

“I remember watching him a couple of years ago being in control of the game and a really vocal player.

“He reminds me a bit of myself. He is doing great and I hope he goes on to take my position and get in the first team.”

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

You may also like…

LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment