Journalist Ryan Taylor has claimed that Martin Terrier is someone who is of definite interest from Leeds United in this summer transfer window.
Leeds United are keen on luring Martin Terrier to the Premier League in this summer transfer window, but the issue lays with Rennes who would require £30m for the French striker if the Whites were to bring him to Elland Road.
Jesse Marsch’s side has been linked with several attacking prospects this summer, including Charles de Ketelaere and Arnaud Kalimuendo, but the Belgian man has recently signed for AC Milan and the latter’s proceedings have slowed down.
Although Leeds have been linked with Terrier this summer, Taylor spoke to GiveMeSport and questioned whether the Yorkshire club have the funds to sign him due to him costing around £35m.
“Terrier is one there’s definite interest in from Leeds. But I do question whether they have the kind of money available to sign him because he would probably cost £35 million, £30 million.
“Given the sales or Raphinha and Phillips, that’s doable, for sure. I think there’s a handful of potential targets. But at the moment it’s not clear who exactly they’re going to push for,” Taylor said.
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Leeds struggled in front of goal last season in the Premier League, they scored the second least amount of goals out of the sides that remained in the top flight and this was largely down to the absence of Patrick Bamford who was able to feature just nine times due to injury.
Marsch will be looking to get a striker in the door, to either provide competition for Bamford, or to ensure that if he gets injured then the same issue does not arise like last term, and with the money they have acquired from Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, they can use these funds to get a new forward.
Terrier, who was hailed as ‘quality’ by Bruno Genesio, would be a good option for Leeds this summer, due to his impressive form last term, he found the back of the net 21 times in Ligue 1, the third highest in the division, but with this, mixed with having three years left on his contract, he might prove too pricey.