As reported by TMW last week, the Championship side have been tracking former France Under-21 international N’Goyi, and the same media outlet has run a story confirming that the Whites have opened negotiations with Palermo for the 26-year-old.
The original report suggested that N’Goyi was looking for a new challenge, having featured infrequently for Rosanero this term, and, as has been Massimo Cellino’s transfer plan since arriving at Elland Road, he was looking to raid the Italian market to strengthen his struggling side.
A defensive midfielder, he would provide cover for the likes of young prospects Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt, and he would bring experience to a side who have had to rely on youth far too much. When the interest was reported it seemed like a clever piece of transfer business, and it has now been confirmed by N’Goyi’s agent that talks have started with the Whites.
As mentioned above, TMW ran the story, interviewing Oscar Damiani who represents the midfielder, and he confirmed interest in N’Goyi from France and England, and revealed that negotiations were ongoing with Leeds.
He said: “N'Goyi has had requests, from France and England. There is the offer from Leeds, but we are still under negotiation.”
There is no confirmation as to whether the offer made is to bring the 26-year-old to Elland Road permanently or on a loan deal, but either way, it would be an impressive signing for the Championship club.