Report explains why Michael Frey could turn down Leeds United move

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds United reportedly want to bring £3.5m Fenerbahce striker Michael Frey to the Championship.

Michael Frey (L) of Fenerbahce argues with the referee during UEFA Europa League Group D Week 5 football match between Fenerbahce and Dinamo Zagreb at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on...

Leeds United’s hopes of signing Michael Frey have potentially hit the buffers with DH claiming that the Fenerbahce forward has reservations about moving to the second tier of English football.

Leeds are looking to add a number of new signings this summer as they aim to go one better than last season and seal a long-awaited return to the Premier League.


Former Switzerland U21 international Frey has emerged as one potential option, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, with the versatile forward having scored five goals in 25 games for Fenerbahce in 2018/19.

The 24-year-old only headed to Istanbul a year ago but, according to DH, he could be on the move once again with Genk and Anderlecht among the interested parties.

Leeds will have to pay £3.5 million if they want to bring Frey to Elland Road but the report adds that he is not keen on joining a club in the Championship. That heart-wrenching play-off semi-final defeat to Derby County has just become even more painful.

Fenerbahce's Michael Frey attends a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 soccer match between Zenit and Fenerbahce at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia...

Fotomac recently claimed that Middlesbrough were also interested but, given that they also missed out on promotion last season, it seems unlikely that Frey will be on his way to the Riverside either.

If only Leeds had avoided that collapse against Frank Lampard’s Rams. It would have been a lot easier to sign players if they could put Premier League football on the table.

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

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