Leeds-linked Facundo Colidio teams up with Jordan Botaka

Congo's Jordan Botaka (L) vies for the ball with Libya's Motasem Sabbou during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A football match between Libya and Congo on October 7, 2017 at the Ben Jannet...

Leeds United reportedly baulked at the South American's price-tag.

Facundo Colidio of FC Internazionale attempts to score a goal during the penalty shootout of the International Super Cup 2019 between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Internazionale at the Macau...

Well, Leeds United won't be renewing an interest in Facundo Colidio in January.

The Argentine striker, whose £5.5 million price-tag United refused to meet on deadline day [FC Inter News], has joined Sint Truiden.

The 19-year-old has signed for them on a season-long loan, which means that any hope Leeds had of going back in for the Inter Milan prospect this winter is over.

By joining Sint Truiden, Colidio is now team-mates with a man who fans of the Elland Road club know well.

 

That's because the Belgian outfit are captained by a certain Jordan Botaka, who spent two years in West Yorkshire before leaving in 2017.

The DR Congo winger joined Leeds on September 1 four years ago but managed only 13 Championship appearances that year under Uwe Rosler and later Steve Evans.

Garry Monk then loaned him to Charlton for the 2016-17 campaign, before being snapped up by Sint Truiden on a Bosman the following summer.

Time will tell whether Leeds were right to baulk at his £5.5 million price-tag. After all, it's a substantial fee to pay for a teenage striker with virtually no senior experience under his belt.

Jordan Botaka and Yohan Boli pictured during the Jupiler Pro League match between KAS Eupen and Sint-Truidense V.V. at Kehrwegstadion on November 10, 2018 in Eupen, Belgium.

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