Leeds United have got plenty of work to do from now on if they are to launch another serious promotion bid following last season’s heartbreak.
Marcelo Bielsa worked wonders with the squad he had at his disposal with very little help from his summer or winter additions but if they want to win promotion they need to do better.
However, if reports are to be believed, it looks like they are struggling to persuade the striker to move to the second tier of English football.
According to Belgian outlet DH, Frey is unsure about moving to Marcelo Bielsa’s side because of their lack of top-tier status even though the 24-year-old has struggled in Turkey, playing just 14 times last season.
But will this reasoning be a concern for the Whites?
“This will be a concern.
“I still think that last season was Leeds’ best chance to win a long-awaited promotion back into the Premier League.
“This could have cost them potential signings heading into the summer, as some targets might not want to be playing for them in the Championship, which is understandable as the standard isn’t as high.
“Frey could have been a useful player to have for Leeds as well as he’s shown glimpses of his quality for Fenerbahce in recent months.”
“I think this will be a concern.
“Leeds need a goalscorer if they are to challenge for promotion next season, so missing out on an attacker such as Fry would be a considerable blow in that sense, particularly given the reduced time frame clubs have to complete their deals this summer.
“There may also be a worry that Fry may not be the only player Leeds are considering who may take this view when deciding on whether or not to make the move to Elland Road.”
“It shouldn’t be that big a worry. If the player has to be persuaded then he probably isn’t right for the club.
“Leeds are a huge club with Premier League potential and Fry should be able to see that. If he went there and impressed he’d be playing in the Premier League.
“It isn’t a worry because Leeds can turn to other, better targets. Fry hasn’t been prolific for Fenerbahce and it would be a risk if Leeds brought him to the Championship.”