Report: Leeds United could sign Jerry Mbakogu for £1.6m

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Leeds United reportedly want to sign Jerry Mbakogu from Carpi in the summer transfer window.

Jerry Mbakogu of FC Carpi  competes for the ball whit Alessandro Lucarelli of Parma Calcio during the Serie B match between Carpi FC and Parma Calcio at Stadio Sandro Cabassi on November...

Leeds United and Carpi could reach an agreement over the transfer of Jerry Mbakogu for €1.8 million (£1.6m), according to Gianlucadimarzio.com.

Earlier this month, TV Qui claimed that the two clubs had reached an agreement for €3.5m (£3.1m), and that there was a June 30 deadline for the transfer to go through.

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It seems that with the deadline looming, Leeds have to pay Italian club Carpi just £1.6m in order to secure the services of Mbakogu, who can operate as a striker or as a winger.

Jerry Mbakogu in action during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and SS Lazio at Alberto Braglia Stadium on May 8, 2016 in Modena, Italy.

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It would not be a bad idea for Leeds to bring the 25-year-old to Elland Road if they can get him for £1.6m.

True, the former Padova man is not very prolific, but he is a hard-working player who would be a good option off the substitutes’ bench.

(L-R) Jerry Mbakogu of Carpi FC competes for the ball with Lucas Biglia of SS Lazio during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and SS Lazio at Alberto Braglia Stadium on May 8, 2016 in...

Leeds will be aiming to finish in the Championship playoffs next season, and the Whites do need to make some good signings in the summer transfer window.

Mbakogu is not going to be a game-changer, but the Nigerian striker would be a smart addition to the squad and would give new Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa options.

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