Leeds United look set to miss out on another reported midfield target as Brentford agree a fee to sign FC Midtjylland midfielder Jens Cajuste.
Leeds have three senior signings through the door to address key areas of priority in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad, but there still remains the question of bringing in a central midfielder.
Strong interest in Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher came to nothing as the midfielder opted to sign for nearby side Crystal Palace and it leaves Leeds back at square one.
Reports have linked Leeds with a move for Swedish international Jens Cajuste after another stellar season with FC Midtjylland, as well as featuring for his country in Euro 2020.
The player has been subject to interest from elsewhere in the Premier League too, with newly-promoted Brentford one of the other sides namechecked in the report linked the Whites.
While we’ve not seen anything to suggest Leeds are chasing the 21-year-old, he looks to be edging closer to a Premier League transfer with the Bees.
Swedish outlet Aftonbladet are claiming that the newcomers have seen a bid accepted for him, costing them ‘significantly more‘ than Rennes’ rejected bid of £13.5million.
This signing comes after reports that Thomas Frank’s side have also moved ahead of Leeds in the race to sign Nottingham Forest starlet Brennan Johnson with a £6million offer.
Cajuste looks like a readymade Premier League player and one that would be a good fit for either us or Brentford.
It’s a shame that we aren’t going to bring him in but I have full faith that the player we do bring in will have the quality we need going forward.
I’m not truly convinced that we were ever desperate to sign Cajuste, given that if we were, you’d have thought he’d choose us over the Bees.
Either way, I’m not going to lose sleep over this one more than I might be frustrated if we didn’t land Johnson from Forest.