Leeds United are set to miss out on the signing of Mimoun Mahi according to a report from Fox Sports via Football-Oranje.
Mahi is set to join Swiss side, FC Zurich, with the transfer window in Switzerland open until February 15th, so they’ll have enough time to complete the deal.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Whites had previously been interested in a deal for the Groningen winger.
It came as no surprise to see Mahi being linked with a move away from the Dutch club, as he has scored 36 goals in 126 appearances, whilst also assisting on 19 occasions.
The 24-year-old joined the Eredivisie side in 2014 from Sparta Rotterdam and has certainly made a notable contribution since his arrival.
The winger is out of contract in the summer, and Groningen are seemingly wanting to cash in on their prize asset before the transfer window closes.
But Groningen are in a relegation battle this season and his imminent departure will come as a huge blow to their survival chances.
Mahi has been capped twice for the Moroccan national team, and will be hoping to take his good run of form into Switzerland with FC Zurich.
This won’t be much of a blow for Leeds.
Yes, they are in need of a winger with quality, to allow Pablo Hernandez to move into his more natural CAM role for the remainder of the season.
But there are better options available for Marcelo Bielsa and he was right to not pursue a move for the 24-year-old when he arrived in the summer.