Darragh MacAnthony reacts on Twitter after Leeds' reportedly make Sam Winnall bid

Leeds have reportedly had a bid rejected for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has taken to Twitter to admit his shock that Leeds have made a perceivably low bid for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.

Late on Thursday night, the Yorkshire Evening Post revealed that Leeds had made a £300,000 bid for Barnsley striker Winnall, but had seen the offer thrown out immediately.

Winnall, 25, came up through the ranks with Wolverhampton Wanderers, before moving on to Shrewsbury Town in 2013.

After 23 goals in 49 games for the Shrews, Winnall moved on to Barnsley in 2014, and he has now scored 28 goals in 71 appearances for the Tykes, continuing to attract interest for his exploits in front of goal.

With Leeds needing a new striker, Winnall is seemingly a top target for manager Steve Evans, but the Yorkshire Evening Post state that a fee in the region of £1m will be needed to secure Winnall's signature before Monday's transfer deadline.

The Sun's Alan Nixon suggested on Twitter that Leeds' offer was only worth £150,000 up front, with Barnsley allegedly unimpressed with the offer.

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony was then asked what he thought about the offer having recently sold star striker Conor Washington to Queens Park Rangers, and his shock was evident at the suggestion of just £150,000 being on offer. 

Leeds will need to considerably increase their big if they intend to sign Winnall, who could certainly give the Whites a major boost in attack, given that Chris Wood is out injured, Mirco Antenucci is out of contract at the end of the season and Lee Erwin has made little impact since joining from Motherwell last summer.

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