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Report reveals Leeds United were offered Premier League striker as part of summer deal

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Leeds United were offered the chance to sign a Premier League striker during the summer as they negotiated the exit of winger Jack Clarke.

Teenage winger Clarke moved to Spurs in the summer, eventually penning a permanent deal with the London outfit before being immediately loaned back to Elland Road.

However, in a report from Football Insider, it has been revealed that Spurs actually offered Leeds the chance the sign young striker Marcus Edwards in part-exchange for Clarke, a move manager Marcelo Bielsa wasn’t keen on as he already had his eyes on other strikers.

Leeds later went on to sign striker Eddie Nketiah, while Edwards moved away from the club at the end of the European transfer window, sealing a permanent move to Portugal.

The move by Leeds to ignore the chance to sign Edwards is looking like proving to be a shrewd move, with Arsenal loanee Nketiah already banging in the goals when he has been given his chance by Bielsa.

The England under-21 star continued his fine form last night too as he hit two goals away in Turkey on his debut to help Aidy Boothroyd’s men to a 3-2 win.

The Verdict

Edwards is a fine young player in his own right but this is looking like a smart move from Leeds in the first place.

Nketiah is going to be a superb signing and has already shown his ability, while Edwards is more of an unknown quantity.

Leeds manager Bielsa knows what he is doing and it would be a brave person to challenge his judgement.


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