Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Seny Dieng has been a wanted man this month after his impressive displays in the Championship this season.
The Swiss-born stopper has been an ever-present for Mark Warburton in the league aside from missing the first two games, and it has come off the back of an impressive loan spell in the previous campaign at Doncaster Rovers.
Dieng is no youngster at the age of 26, but he’s improved a lot since he arrived at the West London club in 2016, so much so that it took him four years to make his first start for the club.
His progression saw him linked with a move to Premier League club Leeds United at the start of the window, with Arsenal and Crystal Palace reportedly monitoring his progress as well.
And it would make sense that Marcelo Bielsa would be looking at a new goalkeeper due to the disappointing performances of Kiko Casilla when called upon, with the need to find suitable competition for undisputed number one choice Ilian Meslier.
There’s been no suggestions of any transfer bids for Dieng as of now, but the man himself spoke to a publication back in his native Switzerland about the speculation.
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“Coming to England without having played in Switzerland was not easy at all. When you’re young, you imagine everything to be a bit easier. I’m honoured by that (the transfer links),” Dieng told Basler Zeitung, per TEAMtalk.
As it stands, Leeds don’t look like they are going to do any transfer business this month as lots of clubs do not have the money required to go and spend in this window – Leeds themselves spent £96 million in the summer (transfermarkt).
So don’t expect Dieng to move to Leeds in this transfer window – although that doesn’t necessarily mean another Premier League club won’t make their move before February 1.