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Report: Fulham looking to sign £8m star, linked with Leeds in January

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Report: Fulham looking to sign £8m star, linked with Leeds in January

Sky Sports have claimed that recently-relegated Fulham are interested in signing Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda, who was strongly linked with a move to Leeds in January.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claimed in January that Leeds wanted to sign 24-year-old O’Dowda in the January window, but they prioritised Daniel James and came within an inch of signing the new Manchester United star.

Instead, Leeds failed to bring either James or 15-time Ireland international O’Dowda. The former Oxford United star has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Ashton Gate and an exit is likely to occur.

 

But a move to Leeds now looks unlikely. That is because the Whites have lured Helder Costa to Elland Road on a four-year deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Jack Clarke and Jack Harrison have returned.

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Fulham are now looking to take advantage and bring in O’Dowda from the Robins, with a fee of £8million required to land the Irishman’s signature. He scored five goals and laid on five assists in 35 outings.

TBR’s view – O’Dowda no longer needed at Leeds

The signings out wide, as well as youngsters such as Clarke Oduor and Jordan Stevens coming through has given Marcelo Bielsa plenty of options from the flanks – meaning O’Dowda is no longer a target for the Whites.

Even if Leeds were keen, there should be reservations. O’Dowda managed just five assists throughout the entirety of last season, and went missing on occasion – much like Harrison.

For a fee of £8million, he is simply not worth it – and no longer needed.

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