Italian U21 international on failed Leeds United interest

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Marco Crimi has admitted that Leeds United tried to sign him over the summer transfer window.

Despite bringing in 15 players this summer it seems that Leeds United could have made even more summer additions if they had got their intended targets.

Marco Crimi, an Italian under-21 international who spent last season on loan at Latina, has said that Leeds made an offer for him in the final parts of the summer transfer window, but no deal was concluded

The Whites had identified Crimi as a player who could fit in for the side in defensive midfield or at right-back, but no deal was concluded meaning that he is set to stay in Italy. 

Now the 24-year-old says that he is fully focused on doing his best for his current club and Leeds were just a 'side-note' in the transfer window.

“There was a small interest in the last days of the market [from Leeds], now my thought is directed exclusively to Latin America," he is quoted as saying by the Italian media.

If Crimi had have joined he would have added further quality to a squad which is already packed with players.

The Whites have ample options in every position, but they haven't managed to fit in as quickly as the club would have been hoping.

Although Leeds' start has not been disastrous, they are already behind the promotion chasers and they know that a severe up-turn in form will be needed if they are to meet their expectations.

Following the appointment of Darko Milanic the side have struggled for wins, and have collected just two wins from his first three games.

It means that the pressure is starting to build on the Slovenian and he will be hoping that the two week absence of club football will help the transition, as he looks to introduce new ideas to the Leeds squad. 

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