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.
Smart signing for Leeds United?
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.
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.