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Report: European media state Leeds ready to make offer for 25-year-old

Leeds United are ready to make an offer for Besiktas striker Cyle Larin, according to Turkish media outlet Aksam.

The Championship side has been courting Larin for several months, the report suggests.

The offer for the Canadian striker could well be something that appeals to Besiktas, with Leeds ready to invest in Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team squad.

The Turkish giants are facing financial troubles due to the Covid-19 outbreak and will surely be looking to reduce the wage bill and offload some players, such as Larin.

The 25 year old spent the 2019-20 season on loan in Belgium with Zulte Waregem, scoring seven goals and providing 10 assists in 29 league appearances.

Reported Leeds target Larin has subsequently returned to Istanbul but he does not seem to be in the plans of manager Sergen Yalcin.

Leeds are well poised to take advantage of his situation as they look to add depth to their squad if they get promoted to the Premier League.

The Yorkshire club will need more firepower if they do make the jump to the top flight, with Patrick Bamford proving hit and miss this term.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side are well perched for automatic promotion, sitting top of the Championship, seven points clear of third placed Fulham with five games nine games left to play.

Leeds restart their season this weekend away to Cardiff City in Wales.

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