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‘What a coup this would have been!’ – A failed Leeds Utd attempt at impressive move: Opinion

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Leeds United reportedly failed in a bid to sign PSG’s Jese Rodriguez in an audacious January transfer swoop according to El Desmarque. 

The winger opted to join Spanish side Real Betis instead for the remainder of the season, and he’ll be hoping to find regular game time in La Liga.

Jese has struggled for game time since moving to the French side, and it’s unlikely that his future remains with the club.

He was on loan at Stoke last season, but failed to make a notable impact with the Potters as they were relegated from the Premier League.

Leeds could certainly have benefitted from having a player of his quality in their squad for the rest of the season, and could be left to regret this decision.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are currently sat top of the Championship table and will be keen to make a long-awaited return to the top flight after a lengthy absence away.

But will Leeds regret not forcing through a move for the PSG man?

We discuss….

Louie Chandler

“Wow, what a coup this would have been!

“Jese struggled a bit with Stoke last season but thinking of what he could have done under a coach like Bielsa is scary.

“It is the sort of signing that could have guaranteed promotion but at the same time, I don’t think missing out on him will cost them.”

Jacob Potter

“I think this could cost them promotion.

“Leeds needed extra depth to their squad, especially in attacking areas.

“If they are to pick up more injuries, then they will certainly regret not getting a deal for the winger done in time.”

George Dagless

“I don’t even know if I buy it!

“Leeds were linked with a whole host of players – they always are – and with Bielsa in charge, the names have got more exotic.

“This would have been some signing, but I take it with a large load, nevermind a pinch, of salt.”

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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