Leeds United continue to hold an interest in Fenerbahce striker Michael Frey, who is interested in a move to England, a print edition of Turkish newspaper Fotomac has reported.
The Elland Road side had previously been linked with the Swiss striker by the Yorkshire Evening Post, and they now appear to have been handed a boost in their pursuit of the 24-year-old.
According to these latest reports from Turkey, Frey’s ‘first choice’ would be a move to England, meaning Leeds have arguably become a genuine option for the 24-year-old this summer.
It is not however certain that the move will take place, with Fenerbahce’s Turkish rivals Caykur Rizespor also interested in signing Frey according to the aforementioned print report, potentially as part of a deal that has seen striker Vedat Muriqi move from Rizespor to Fenerbahce.
Frey only joined Fenerbahce from Swiss side FC Zurich last summer, where he has scored just five goals in 22 appearances for the Turkish giants.
This has to be a welcome boost for Leeds.
With the departure of Pontus Jansson and pressure mounting on them over the futures of Kalvin Phillips and Kemar Roofe, they will have wanted some positive news on incomings to lift the mood around Elland Road.
This does at least offer some hope that Leeds will be able to bring in the sort of replacements they will need should those other two key players move on, with Frey’s experience and pedigree meaning he could be capable of stepping into Roofe’s role should he move on this summer.
There will however be some concern about interest from elsewhere in Frey, and Leeds may want to move quickly in order to avoid losing out on the striker to one of those other sides, which would only increase the pressure on them as they approach the new season.