Agent of reported Leeds United target Adile Jali admits he wants a transfer

Luka Modric of Tottenham (L) and Andile Jali of Orlando Pirates in action

The South African international has been linked with a move to Yorkshire this week.

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Leeds United have recently been linked with a move for KV Oostende midfielder Andile Jali.

It was reported by Voetbal Primeur in Belgium this week that Leeds have all but agreed a deal for the player – but will only sign him after the club has sold a number of players first.

Luka Modric of Tottenham (L) and Andile Jali of Orlando Pirates in actionLuka Modric and Andile Jali

Earlier this week the player’s agent actually commented on his future.

Mike Makaab admitted that Jali wanted to make a move to another league this summer in conversation with Times Media Digital. However, he said an ankle injury was causing some issues regarding a move:

“It’s always been our intention‚ and his intention‚ to move him to a bigger league in Europe‚ although the Belgian league is becoming quite substantial in itself.

“But it has to be the right deal for him. What didn’t help us is the small injury he had in pre-season‚ but we will continue looking to see what opportunities are out there.”

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Jali picked up the injury in the summer and, despite now being fit, he has yet to feature for Oostende this season.

The 26-year-old, who has 15 caps for the South African national team, has been at Oostende since joining from Orlando Pirates in 2014 and has been a consistent performer for the club.

But there has been no official interest reported from the Leeds end of an apparent deal and with the ankle injury thrown in it seems a move is still some way short of being complete.

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Jalli made international headlines in 2010 when he had to withdraw from the South Africa World Cup squad with a suspected heart condition.

However, his playing career has not been impacted and he has proven himself on the continent.

It will be interesting to see how this apparent interest from Leeds pans out.

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