Leeds-linked Mbaye Diagne reaches double figures

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Leeds United.

Mbaye Diagne of Kasimpasa AS scores during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig match between Kasimpasa AS and Antalyaspor AS at the Recep Tayyip Erdoganstadion on March 16, 2018 in Istanbul,...

Back in July, Turkish Football reported that Leeds United were in talks to sign Mbaye Diagne.

The 26-year-old, valued at around £9 million [TeamTalk], never wound up leaving Turkish outfit Kasimpasa, having also applied for an EU passport.

But the Senegalese hitman is certainly doing his best to keep the Whites interested.

On Saturday, Diagne scored twice in the 5-0 drubbing of Akhisar to make it 10 goals in nine games.

 

Leeds scouted him as recently as September and it will be interesting to see if the Premier Leeague promotion-chasing side renew an interest come January.

That being said, United spent some £7 million on signing Patrick Bamford, who will be fit by the new year after missing most of the season through injury.

Factor in Kemar Roofe's return to fitness, and Tyler Roberts's form in the absence of both, and it seems unlikely that the Elland Road will be adding a striker to their ranks mid-season.

Yuto Nagatomo (R) of Galatasaray in action against Mbaye Diagne (10) of Kasimpasa during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Galatasaray and Kasimpasa at Turk Telekom Stadium in...

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