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Bundesliga outfit set to beat Leeds United to the signing of international striker

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Leeds United are set to miss out on the signing of Cyle Larin, according to The Sun.

Orlando City striker Cyle Larin is set to snub a move to Elland Road and instead join Borussia Monchengladbach in the upcoming January transfer window.

The young forward, who has netted 44 goals in three years in the MLS in the United States, was also a transfer target for Turkish giants Besiktas, who could lose their leading marksman Cenk Tosun to the Premier League in January.

But both Leeds and Besiktas are set to miss out on the 22-year-old, who seems set on a move to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Larin watched Gladbach in their Bundesliga clash against Bayern Munich in late November and is now closing in on a switch to the German top flight team.

The 6ft 2in forward is considered to be one of Canada’s top talents and he has already featured 23 times for his country’s senior side.

He joined Orlando City in 2015 after impressing for semi-professional side Sigma FC in Canada and for the Connecticut university side.

With his time in America set to come to an end, it does not look like a move to Leeds is likely any more.

The Whites are searching for a new forward to compete with Kemar Roofe and Pierre-Michel Lasogga up front.

The Verdict

Cyle Larin would have been an excellent addition for Leeds but now they will need to explore other options in the January market.

A top striker is what stands between Leeds and a certain spot in the play-offs come the end of the season.

With attacking midfielders such as Samu Saiz, Ezgjan Alioski, Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez getting in the goals, Leeds need to find a replacement for Chris Wood to move to the next level.

Leeds fans – Are you disappointed to miss out on Larin? Let us know below…

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