The deal to bring Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu is not being revived, no matter what reports in Italy are saying.
Leeds had a deal that they could act on that was agreed in January, but it expired at the end of June with no movement, which means that he’s not coming to Leeds. Full stop.
can't be clearer on that - been told (numerous times) that it's not happening. But you're right, it keeps resurfacing in Italy.— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) July 12, 2018
Back in May, the director of Carpi told the press in Italy that he put a “deadline” on the deal for Leeds to buy Mbakogu. And it was ignored.
It honestly looks like director, Stefano Bonacini, has already spent the money he thought he was getting from Leeds and is getting more and more desperate for the deal to go through.
The deal is not going to happen. It’s just not.
Phil Hay, the Yorkshire Evening Post writer who is the most “in the know” person in the press when it comes to Leeds has said multiple times that he’s been told the deal is dead and not happening. I’ll take his word over yet another “report” from Italy saying that he’s coming to Leeds.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Could Tyler Roberts be the striker that Leeds need? [Through It All Together]
Andrea Radrizzani’s former company, who he still retains a significant stake in, appears to be in serious financial trouble. [Through It All Together]
Oliver McBurnie would have been great for Leeds. Too bad he extended his contract at Swansea City. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Wigan Athletic are back in the Championship, do they have enough to stay up this time? [Through It All Together]
FIFA set to investigate potential naughty things that may or may not have been said by the England fans during the match against Croatia. [BBC.com]
The FA was fined £50,000 by FIFA because two of the England players wore the wrong socks. Can’t make this shit up. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
While everyone may not like the decision very much, it looks like Juan Carlos Osorio will be offered an extension to remain as head coach of Mexico. [FMF State of Mind]
Four Philadelphia Union players were named to the MLS Homegrown Game. [Brotherly Game]
After failing to make a deal for AC Milan, one of Rocco Commisso’s people sounded pretty salty on Twitter. [AC Milan Offside]