Leeds United have made a bid for Lyon left-back Maxwel Cornet, according to Olympique-et-lyonnais.com.
What’s the story?
It has been reported that Premier League club Leeds are interested in signing Cornet from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.
The Whites have been interested in the left-back for a few months.
Leeds made a bid of €12 million (£10.26m) for the 24-year-old a few weeks ago.
Lyon turned it down. It is below the Ligue 1 club’s valuation of the Ivory Coast international.
What kind of player is Maxwel Cornet?
Cornet is a left-back by trade, but the 24-year-old can also play as a left-winger.
In fact, the Ivorian played five times as a left-winger for Lyon last season.
The Lyon no.27 made 29 starts and seven substitute appearances in Ligue 1 last season.
The 24-year-old scored two goals and gave five assists in those games.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was impressed by the left-back after coming up against him.
Could a transfer happen?
It is unlikely that Leeds will make a second bid for Cornet.
That’s because the West Yorkshire club are on the verge of signing another left-back, Junior Firpo from Barcelona.
Well-known and well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported on Twitter that paperworks between Leeds and Barcelona over the transfer of the 24-year-old Spanish left-back have been signed.