Wolves ace Van La Parra admits he was very close to Leeds United transfer

Wolves star Rajiv Van La Parra was close to moving to Leeds United on transfer deadline day.

Wolves winger Rajiv Van La Parra has told the club's official website he was close to leaving the club, but wants to make the most of his fresh start.

He was close to leaving the club on transfer deadline day, with the Yorkshire Post reporting Leeds United had made an approach.

After clinching a move to signing Jordan Botaka from Excelsior instead, the Whites shelved their interest in the Wolves winger.

Speaking for the first time since, Van La Parra said: "I think I was very close to leaving but at the end it didn’t go through.

“And that was the moment to straightaway focus right back on Wolves. To be honest it was difficult at that time with everything that was going on.

"It wasn’t about wanting to leave, but as a player you need to play games and that wasn’t happening which is why the possible move came about."

The 24-year-old has been back on the bench over the last fortnight, and is hoping for a big opportunity this evening to show what he can do.

He is likely to be involved for Wolves in their Capital One Cup clash against Championship rivals Middlesbrough, and can begin proving Leeds United wrong not to push harder for his signature.

Van La Parra has two goals and 10 assists in 44 total appearances for Wolves since signing a year ago from Heerenveen.


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