Report: Leeds renew interest in Sunderland winger Will Buckley, wages make deal unlikely

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Leeds reportedly reconsidered a move for Sunderland winger Will Buckley.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds have considered a move for Sunderland winger Will Buckley - but have been put off by his wages.

The Whites already added one wide man earlier this summer in Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas, whilst Excelsior star Jordan Botaka recently told Voetbal International that he is set to join Leeds before Tuesday's transfer deadline.

However, the Yorkshire Evening Post report that Leeds boss Uwe Rosler still wants to bring in another winger even after Botaka's arrival - and a move for Will Buckley has been considered once again.

The Yorkshire Evening Post suggested back in July that the Whites were hoping to land the Sunderland outcast, who is well out of favour under Dick Advocaat at the Stadium of Light.

The 25-year-old seemingly has no future on Wearside, and an exit before the transfer window closes wouldn't be a shok at all - though a move to Leeds may be unlikely.

The report from the Yorkshire Evening Post states that whilst Leeds renewed their interest in Buckley in the last few days, his wages - believed to be over £20,000-a-week - mean that The Whites are unlikely to be able to afford him right now.

With a winger still on Rosler's shopping list, it seems that Leeds aren't done in the transfer market just yet, and a loan deal for Buckley may be best for all parties, as Sunderland would be able to get him off the books, whilst the player can finally play first-team football again.

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