Leeds will be kicking themselves if Norwich sign £17m Mbaye Diagne

Manager Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on April 22, 2019 in Brentford, England.

Premier League bound Norwich City reportedly want Mbaye Diagne - a striker Leeds United held talks with last year.

Mbaye Diagne shooting on goal   during Galatasaray v Yeni Malatyaspor  on April 6,2019 in Turk Telekom Stadium , Istanbul,Turkey.

Leeds United have already missed out on a place in the Premier League to Norwich City. And they could now be about to see a prolific striker they have scouted for the best part of a year move to Carrow Road too.

Yes, Mbaye Diagne would really rub salt in the wounds if he swapped Galatasaray for The Canaries this summer.

One of the most reliable goalscorers anywhere in European football, the Senegal international has netted a remarkable 28 times in 27 Super Lig games this season, having joined Galatasaray from Kasimpasa in January.

 

And The Star reports that Diagne could be on the move again. Norwich are interested, though they will have to pay a club record £17 million.

So Leeds could soon be kicking themselves. They had their chance to bring Diagne to Elland Road and missed it after all.

Mbaye Diagne (10) of Kasimpasa celebrates after scoring a goal during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Kasimpasa and Besiktas at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on...

Turkish Football claimed back in July that Leeds had entered talks with the 27-year-old powerhouse but he never arrived in West Yorkshire. And Marcelo Bielsa’s side would go on to miss out on automatic promotion in heartbreaking fashion.

Ironically enough, it was their penchant for spurning the simplest chances which cost them dear. Maybe Leeds would have joined Norwich in the Premier League if they’d signed Diagne.

Diagne Mbaye celebrates a goal by wearing a mask during the Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Kasimpasa and Evkur Yeni Malatyaspor at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey...

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