Leeds United’s summer transfer plans have been hit with a setback, after Belgian outlet DH reported that attacking target Michael Frey is unsure about making a move to the Championship.
Injuries have restricted Frey to just 22 appearances in all competitions for Turkish side Fenerbahce this season, with the striker scoring five goals in that time, although that hasn’t stopped a number of sides from taking an interest in the 24-year-old.
Last month The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Leeds had been linked with a move for Frey, while earlier this week Turkish newspaper Fotomac claimed that Leeds’ Championship rivals Middlesbrough are also interested in Frey.
Both sides however could be set to miss out on the striker due to their second tier status, with Frey reportedly not keen on a move to a Championship side, with Belgian giants Anderlecht also thought to be interested in the striker.
This is something of a blow for both Leeds and Middlesbrough.
Both sides will be keen to strengthen their attacking numbers in the summer ahead of their bids for promotion next season, so missing out here could prove to be something of a disappointment.
That however may be offset somewhat by the fact that Frey’s recent record is not all that impressive, meaning they could yet find better options to strengthen in attack.
Even so, there will be a concern that other potential targets in the transfer window could have a similar attitude to Frey when it comes to deciding whether or not to move to a Championship side.