With the summer transfer window due to close a week tomorrow at 18:00, Leeds United are still looking to strengthen their squad and have been linked with a number of players.
The latest is Nottingham Forest’s centre-back, Jack Hobbs. The 27-year-old was once touted as Jamie Carragher’s Anfield replacement but he never lived up to that expectation and he ended up dropping down to League One where he was part of the Leicester City side that won promotion at the first time of asking.
Hobbs has also played for Hull City before moving to Nottingham Forest. He played just 17 times for Forest last season and it is now believed that despite playing three times this season, he could be about to leave the City Ground.
QPR are also said to be interested having missed out on Bolton’s Tim Ream who is set to join Fulham. Hobbs, in my opinion, is worth around £800k and would be a decent addition but I’d rather us sign another winger first; we also have four centre-back’s fighting for a place.
Another player who has been linked with a move to Elland Road is Anthony Limbombe, who plays for Dutch Eredivisie side, NEC Nijmegen. Limbombe helped Nijmegen win promotion last season and after he was left out of their squad for the game against Ajax at the weekend, rumours have intensified in the last couple of days.
A £1.5 million bid was rejected earlier this summer but Leeds, who haven’t made a second bid as of yet, are still reportedly in talks with Limbombe’s representatives. Fernando Forestieri still remains Massimo Cellino’s top transfer target but Limbombe still remains an option.
When talking about the move, NEC’s directord Bart Van Ingen said “Anthony is an employee at the club and we have reminded him of his responsibilities. We are in discussions and we are not looking for conflict.
“There is no concrete offer. If we can get capital which we can reinvest then we do that. If it’s not at the level we want, he continues to play.”