The YEP have reported that a third offer for Che Adams from Leeds, worth over £20 million in total.
A “substantial“ loan fee was offered, with a promotion clause of £20 million on top was knocked back by The Saints, as the window’s final week nears closer. The report goes on to say that Leeds remain in talks over strikers at home and in Europe.
Adams scored 22 goals last season at Birmingham City, but has found minutes hard to come by this season at Southampton, with their manager insisting that Adams is still needed at St. Mary’s.
Considering that Erling Haaland went to Dortmund for £17 million, we can expect this deal to be over, despite Leeds sticking around should anything change.
This report follows news that Leeds Owner, Andrea Radrizzani has taken out a £30 million loan which can be used in a number of his businesses and organisations, with Leeds United top of the list provided by HMRC.
The thread below is that of Mike Thornton’s twitter, the director of Leeds Fans Utd. He explains the nature of Radrizzani’s restructure of his companies and what that means for Leeds. In summary, he hasn’t necessarily taken any money out, nor put that money into Leeds for transfers, but is food for thought considering today’s news.
The thread is pretty long so feel free to read through:
Following on from Aser Media pte Ltd withdrawing from Eleven Sports Network Ltd more news emerges of restructuring within Radrizzani's companies. pic.twitter.com/oUsv8JsG3p— MikeT/AdrianTeakdesk (@Mike_J_Thornton) January 20, 2020
As well as this, the money has been borrowed from an American firm, which could have a link to the San Francisco 49ers, as Radrizzani was pictured with the 49ers president as well as the QSI president when visiting the states and United’s minority stake holders.
Back to transfers, and the deal for Ian Poveda is “looking good“ according to Phil Hay, with the YEP and BBC reporting that a deal is expected to be done this week.