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Morning Leeds-in for 21 May: Does Jerry Mbakogu really “deserve” a chance?

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Carpi FC v SS Lazio - Serie A Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Say what?

Apparently the president of Carpi, Stefano Bonacini, thinks that Jerry Mbakogu “deserves” a chance to prove himself in England.

It’s not everyday that the president of a club seems to be actively campaigning to get his player to move on to a different club, but hey, strange times and all that. The Yorkshire Evening Post noted that Mbakogu is represented by Football Captial, the same agency that Andrea Radrizzani was force to sell a share in before completing his purchase of Leeds, so make of that what you will.

It sounds like a deal is pretty much done, but Leeds appear to be stalling on it. His goal scoring record hasn’t looked great the past few years after he helped Carpi to an appearance in Serie A and he’s coming off of an injury. Is all of this giving Victor Orta second thoughts about his transfer? We’ll see.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Season Grade for Bailey Peacock-Farrell. [Through It All Together]

Season Grade for Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. [Through It All Together]

Season Grade for Pierre-Michel Lasogga. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has experienced a “delay” with his visa. [BBC.com]

Rafa Benitez would like to sign Fernando Torres for Newcastle. [Sky Sports]

World Football Links

In Mexico, Santos Laguna captured another Liga MX title, as they beat Deportivo Toluca 3-2 on aggregate in the final. [FMF State of Mind]

AC Milan ensured that they would be in sixth place in the final Serie A table by beating Fiorentina 5-1. [Viola Nation]

Fernando Torres scored twice in his last match for Atlético Madrid. [Into The Calderon]

Sporting Clube de Portugal suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Alves in the Portuguese Cup. [BBC.com]