Leeds United are set to miss out on the signing of Brighton winger Solly March this summer.
That’s according to a report from 90Min, who say the 27-year-old is set to sign a new contract at The AMEX Stadium.
A graduate of Brighton’s academy, March has made a total of 204 appearances in all competitions for the Seagulls, scoring 14 goals.
The winger is now entering the final year of his contract with Brighton, although it now seems as though he will be extending his stay on the south coast.
According to this latest update, March is now set to sign a new contract with Graham Potter’s side, who have seemingly beat off a number of Premier League rivals to retain his services.
It is thought that Leeds, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle and Burnley had all been keen on a move for March this summer, although that new contract now means any move away will not be happening.
There is also said to have been interest from Germany in March, from RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.
This could be a bit disappointing for Leeds in my opinion.
March is a solid player who has operated at Premier League level for quite some time now, meaning he could have been a useful asset for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Indeed, his versatility could certainly have been a boost for Leeds, as it would have helped them cover for the strength in depth they are lacking in some positions.
However, that now seems unlikely to happen, and it will be interesting to see if they now look for an alternative target for this role.