Leeds United will return with a summer attempt to sign Carpi centre-forward Jerry Mbakogu after failing with their January attempt, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper claims that the Whites targeted the 25-year-old in the January transfer window from Italian second-tier club Carpi.
It is understood that the Serie B side didn’t want to lose their attacker midway through the season despite him being a £3.5million target of the Whites.
The report details that the Yorkshire giants are likely to return with a fresh attempt at the end of the season for the powerful striker.
Mbakogu has applied for a dual Italian passport due to the fact he has been in Italy since a teenager and that could reportedly help smooth a move to Elland Road.
Good move for Leeds?
Mbakogu has a decent record this season, with eight goals in 21 appearances for Carpi.
However, a potential move for the Whites doesn’t need to be considered until the summer and Paul Heckingbottom will still hope his side can make a late dart for the play-offs.
The Yorkshire giants do need to invest in a proven finisher next season as Pierre-Michel Lasogga is only on loan and they have not really replaced Chris Wood.
Mbakogu doesn’t look the type of player that could rip it up at Leeds and
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Likely to happen?
It is way too early to work out if Mbakogu could move to England next season, but the fact Leeds showed a January interest suggests they are keen.
The striker remains an important player for Carpi this season and will hope to continue with his decent form in front of goal.
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