Italian outlet CalcioMercato has claimed that Besiktas striker Cyle Larin has picked his new club ahead of the summer window amid reports that Leeds United were interested – and that is a move to Russian side CSKA Moscow.
Leeds have been linked with Canada international Larin for quite some time, with Turkish outlet Milliyet have recently suggesting that the Championship leaders are willing to spend £5million to lure Larin to England.
Larin, 25, has been on loan at Belgian side Zulte Waregem but they are unable to activate the former Orlando City star’s permanent clause due to the financial restraints of the current global health crisis.
Besiktas want rid of the striker and that saw Leeds seemingly frontrunners, while Lazio have also been touted as possible candidates. However, now the latest report states Larin is set to join CSKA Moscow.
TBR’s view – Larin not good enough for Leeds, Augustin better
Larin has shown he can score goals in the MLS, in Turkey and in Belgium but at no point has he been given the chance to score goals in one of Europe’s top leagues. However, he is also yet to show that he would be good enough.
At Zulte this season, Larin has scored goals – nine of them to be exact. But to have only managed nine in 33 appearances is pretty disappointing, especially in a side that is seeing Saido Berahino shine.
Yes, he has laid on 11 assists, and he might show in the future he would be a good signing for an English club but with Leeds closing in on promotion – Larin has hardly the quality they should be after.
Larin’s agent has pulled off a blinder with the player set to move to CSKA Moscow.