Report claims Utrecht can stand firm on Leeds target Gyrano Kerk's asking price after latest sale
FC Utrecht are now in a position to stand firm on a €10 million (£9.1m) valuation for apparent Leeds United target Gyrano Kerk, after completing another sale.
De Telegraaf reported over the weekend that Leeds had beaten off competition from Cagliari and Hellas Verona to secure a deal for the winger.
However, it appears there has been some haggling going on, according to the latest report.
De Telegraaf is suggesting that Utrecht have been pressured into dropping their asking price for the attacker, who scored 11 goals and provided 12 assists last season.
Utrecht, like many clubs this summer, need to raise money so selling Kerk is a priority and with time running out before the transfer window shuts there is scope for a bearhug on the Dutch side’s asking price.
However, Utrecht are on the brink of selling Sean Klaiber to Ajax as a replacement for Barcelona-bound Sergio Dest in a deal worth a potential €7 million (£6.4m).
That, according to De Telegraaf, will allow Utrecht to remain strong and demand a £9.1m fee for the Leeds United target Kerk.
Leeds will therefore have to pay the full asking price if they want to get their hands on Kerk this summer and considering his recent form in the Eredivisie, fans at Elland Road will be hoping Leeds do just that.
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