Leeds-linked Callum O'Dowda ties future to Bristol City

A general view of Elland Road, home of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on April 13, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United were linked with Callum O'Dowda earlier this year.

Calllum O'Dowda of Bristol City attempts to get past Stuart Dallas of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on August 04,...

Leeds United appeared to shelve their interest in Bristol City man Callum O'Dowda over the summer, and a move seemingly won't be resurrected any time soon.

The Whites were in the market for a winger in the January transfer window, and famously had a deal lined up to sign Daniel James from Swansea City, only for it to bizarrely collapse at the last minute.

Leeds did have other targets in mind in January, the Mirror noted that their second choice target was Bristol City's Republic of Ireland wide man O'Dowda, given that he was inside the final 18 months of his contract.

 

No move materialised in January, and come the summer, that same report from The Mirror suggested that Leeds had scrapped a potential bid for O'Dowda, even though they knew James was going to Manchester United.

Leeds eventually signed Wolverhampton Wanderers ace Helder Costa instead, but any prospect of a rekindled move for O'Dowda now appears to be over.

Bristol City confirmed on Thursday night that O'Dowda has now signed a new deal with the Robins until 2022, with a 12-month option included in the move too.

Faro , Portugal - 23 May 2019; Callum O'Dowda during a Republic of Ireland training session at The Campus in Quinta do Lago, Faro, Portugal.

The 24-year-old certainly won't be heading to Elland Road any time soon now, and if we're being honest, Leeds may feel a little better with Costa in their ranks anyway.

Still, it's one recent target that can be officially crossed off the list, as Leeds may have kept tabs on him with his contract initially set to run until the end of the season, making him a potential bargain – but no longer now.

A general view of Elland Road, home of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on April 13, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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