Callum O’Dowda has been quoted by Leeds Live as saying there is interest in his services this summer and refused to rule out leaving Bristol City, amid reported interest from Leeds United.
The Times claimed earlier this summer that Leeds were interested in signing the 24-year-old winger in January, but a price of £10million put Marcelo Bielsa’s side off from landing the Ireland international.
O’Dowda is in the final 12 months of his contract at Ashton Gate, and The Times claim Bristol City could still rake in as much as £6million for the ex-Oxford United ace. He is currently with Ireland ahead of their Euro qualifiers.
Speaking ahead of his country’s first match on Friday away at Denmark, O’Dowda stated that there is interest in his services this summer but his only focus is on preparing to face Denmark.
“I haven’t really been thinking about it to be honest, the focus is all on the international games we have now,” O’Dowda said. “The injury knocked me a little bit and I missed quite a few games.
“There is interest in me, there always is, probably just because my contract is running out. But I’m still a Bristol City player and as I said, my main focus is on Denmark on Friday.”
Missing out on signing a winger in the January window cost Leeds promotion, according to Leeds boss Bielsa. Indeed, Bielsa’s comments were more directed at missing out on Daniel James, but O’Dowda fits the category.
With James looking likely to move to a Premier League side, O’Dowda could remain on Leeds’ summer shortlist – especially at a reduced price of just £6million.
Leeds need a winger after losing Jack Harrison, and O’Dowda could be his replacement.