Report details potential Leeds boost as duo Newcastle unwilling to meet £13m asking price
Leeds United and Newcastle United are two of a handful of Premier League clubs said to have held talks to sign FC Midtjylland ace Jens Cajuste. The Sweden international has caught the eye after starring in Danish football. But a new report hands Leeds a boost, as it details Newcastle’s stance.
Cajuste, 21, is already a five-time Sweden international and even played at Euro 2020 – coming off the bench for six minutes during a 0-0 draw with Spain. Expressen say four Premier League clubs are in talks – in the form of Leeds, Newcastle, Wolves and Palace. They say his price tag is £12million.
The Northern Echo claim that Midtjylland want slightly more at £13million – but also details Newcastle’s point of view. Perhaps unsurprisingly to Toon fans, their club are unwilling to pay as much as £13million. Brentford are in the same boat. It potentially hands Leeds a boost in the Cajuste race.
Is Cajuste worth £13million amid Leeds and Newcastle talks?
There is no doubting that Cajuste is a talent. To have already played 69 games for your club at 21 years of age is an impressive feat – especially given Midtjylland are a solid side. They are in the midst of the Champions League qualifying rounds. So, Cajuste has mass potential.
But that potential is only born out of impressing in Danish football – a world away from the Premier League. Unproven in the big leagues, he could turn out to be quite an expensive flop. Perhaps the key is finding a compromise. A fee between £8million and £10million might suit Newcastle, and Leeds.
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