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Leeds United ordered to cough up €3m fee to complete risky midfielder signing



Leeds United target Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe has been priced at €3m by Olympiacos this summer, according to reports from Greece.

Greek media outlet Sdna is reporting that Olympiacos will let Odjidja-Ofoe go if they receive an extra €500k on top of the €2.5m fee they paid for him last summer when he arrived from Polish side Legia Warsaw.

Odjidja-Ofoe has previously had some time in England during his career.

The Belgium international, who won six caps for his country between 2010 and 2012, joined Norwich City from Club Brugge back in 2014 but only played 19 times in two years for the Canaries.

He also spent a short stint out on loan at Rotherham United in September 2015, scoring once in four games.

Odjidja-Ofoe left Norwich to join Legia Warsaw in 2016 and he is most famous for scoring against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The central midfielder then moved to Greece, where he joined Olympiacos last summer but he could already be on his way out.

Leeds have been linked with a swoop for the 29-year-old as they look to strengthen their options in central midfield this summer.

The Whites face a battle to sign Odjidja-Ofoe, though, with clubs from France and China also interested in the €3m-rated man.

The Verdict

Last summer, Victor Orta got it wrong.

The Leeds United Sporting Director took gambles on players with no proven experience in England and the majority of these backfired, meaning Leeds finished in mid-table.

A move for Odjidja-Ofoe would be unnecessarily risky because he did not make the desired impact last time he came to England and there is no reason why he would now come in and lead the Whites to promotion.

Leeds fans – Would you like to sign Odjidja-Ofoe for €3m? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United