Turkish outlet Haberturk have claimed that Leeds United are in a race with SuperLig outfit Fenerbahce for the signature of Clement Foot striker Floriane Aye – as well as West Ham United and Southampton.
Aye, 22, has stunned fans since joining Clermont last summer from Auxerre. He managed just six goals in 55 outings for his previous side, but has significantly improved his form in front of goal this time around.
Playing in the second tier of French football with Clermont, France Under-20 international Aye has scored 17 times in 36 league and cup fixtures – as well as creating five more strikes in terms of assists.
But it seems Fenerbahce are winning the race for Aye. That is because former Liverpool and Tottenham director Damien Comolli, who currently works for the Turkish side, is already making advances to move for the striker.
Comolli was in attendance to watch Chateauroux’s clash against Clermont last Friday, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Despite scoring 17 goals this season, he only came off the bench for the last 30 minutes.
Leeds need a striker. Kemar Roofe has shone up front but has suffered plenty of injuries, while Patrick Bamford has struggled since joining the Whites.
Aye is untested at a higher level but given that two Premier League sides and Fenerbahce want to sign the striker, who is renowned for his pace and strength, he would surely be a good signing.
Victor Orta has brought in plenty of promising players from foreign sides, but plenty have also struggled. It remains to be seen what Aye would be, if Leeds sign him.