Reported Leeds target Rene Krhin joins La Liga club Cordoba

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Inter Milan midfielder Rene Krhin is heading to Spain rather than Elland Road on loan.

Leeds United’s reported bid to sign Inter Milan midfielder Rene Krhin this month has come up short, with La Liga side Cordoba confirming the arrival of the Slovenian on a loan deal for the remainder of the season.

Krhin, 24, had been drawing strong interest from Leeds ahead of the transfer window, per the Daily Mail, having been put on the market after struggling to break into the Inter line-up over the first half of the season.

Making just five appearances for a total of 128 minutes, the Championship club had hoped to take advantage of his situation with an offer of a short-term stint at Elland Road, but Cordoba’s entrance into the race saw their hopes scuppered.

Once considered one of the hottest prospects in Italian football, Krhin first joined Inter from childhood club Maribor in 2007, but his lack of first-team opportunities over the following seasons saw him join Bologna in 2010 in a co-ownership deal.

Going on to make 64 total appearances for the then-Serie A outfit, Inter opted to re-sign the promising defensive midfielder in the summer on a deal until 2016, but he has so far failed to establish himself under new manager Roberto Mancini.

The 16-times capped international would have made an intriguing signing for Leeds considering his undoubted potential, but both the recent addition of Granddi N’Goyi and emergence of Lewis Cook means Neil Redfearn shouldn’t be too despondent over missing out on him.

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