Amiens forward Moussa Konate wanted Leeds United and West Ham to try and sign him before the summer transfer window slammed shut yesterday (Thursday), according to the London Evening Standard.
The newspaper claims on their website that the 25-year-old Senegal international, who made two appearances at the World Cup in Russia, has been left gutted after a move to England failed to materialise.
French newspaper L’Equipe had reported that Leeds and Brentford were both in the hunt to sign Konate on deadline day, but now it looks as though his switch across the Channel is not happening.
Konate may have been a good signing for Leeds if Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta tried to sign him. It seems as though he wants to move to England and given his form in France last season, he could have been a very lethal weapon to have in a Championship strike force. Across all competitions last term he scored 16 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions with both Amiens and former club Sion. In May, he bagged a brace against Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and has also found the net against Marseille, Nice and Lille. Maybe this is something that Leeds could revisit in January because the Senegal international does appear to be a decent goalscorer. He could flourish in the Championship, so hopefully no one else in Europa picks him up before the winter transfer window so the Whites can continue to monitor him and decide on whether to make a move.