Report: Leeds really like 21-goal forward, but they'll have to break their transfer record to sign him
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Report: Leeds really like 21-goal forward, but they'll have to break their transfer record to sign him

Leeds United are eyeing a possible move for prolific forward Martin Terrier this summer, but the Athletic reports that the club would have to break their record transfer fee to sign Stade Rennais man

Terrier enjoyed a real coming-of-age year in Ligue 1 last season as he netted 21 times for the French outfit. 

And the 25-year-old’s form has not gone unnoticed as he has attracted interest from West Ham United, as well as Leeds. 

Jesse Marsch is seemingly keen on bolstering his frontline after losing their top scorer in Raphinha this summer. And Terrier actually outscored the former Leeds man last season as the Brazilian ended up with 11 goals. 

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Leeds will have to break record transfer fee for Terrier

The Athletic reports that Leeds admire Terrier but the club would have to smash their record transfer fee in order to sign him

The Whites current record transfer fee is £27 million as they paid Valencia the fee for Spanish striker Rodrigo two years ago (Sky Sports).

The club came pretty close to breaking that already this summer as they paid an initial fee of £25 million to RB Salzburg for Brenden Aaronson, according to the Athletic

But if they want to sign Terrier, Leeds will have to break their record fee with Stade Rennais wanting more than £30 million for the forward.

Despite Leeds’ interest in the player, he is slightly older than other players brought to Elland Road this summer and may not fit the resale model. 

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If Leeds did decide to break their model for the Frenchman, he would represent a versatile option for Marsch. The Stade Rennais man can play on the left-wing, as well as playing as a lone striker. 

15 of his goals came from the left-wing last season, while the other six were scored when he played upfront for the Ligue 1 side, so he’s a player that can perform well in both positions. 

TBR’s View: Leeds need another goalscorer in their squad after losing Raphinha 

Patrick Bamford struggled with injuries last season and that left Leeds without a prolific goalscorer. Raphinha stepped up but has now moved on, so Marsch will need another player who can find the back of the net. 

Terrier seems like a great option for the club as he mainly plays off the left, but has shown he would be capable of filling the striker role if Bamford suffered another injury. 

The Frenchman would have to adapt to the Premier League but has shown a clear eye for goal over the past year and Leeds are in desperate need of a player like him. 

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