Leeds news: Victor Orta targets £66m double transfer deal with ‘full agreement’ close | Football | Sport
Leeds United sporting director Victor Orta could bring two new players to Elland Road over the coming days, with a full agreement edging closer for Georginio Rutter and a bid dispatched for World Cup star Azzedine Ounahi, as the Whites put plans in place to pull away from the Premier League relegation zone.
Leeds have already snapped up Max Wober from RB Salzburg this month as manager Jesse Marsch looks to rectify his leaky defence. There is no sign of the club stopping their revamp there, and two particular targets are thought to be edging towards Elland Road.
The first is Hoffenheim forward Rutter, who has notched four goal contributions in 15 Bundesliga games this season. The 20-year-old is tipped for a bright future and would reportedly come with a price tag of just over £26million.
Personal terms are already thought to have been agreed between Leeds and Rutter, while a full agreement is creeping closer with Hoffenheim over the financial aspects of the transfer.
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Leeds were caught up in a relegation dogfight last campaign and only ensured their safety on the very last day thanks to an away win over Brentford. Marsch and co have pressed on this season without last term’s star performer, Raphinha, following his move to Barcelona in the summer.
The Whites are currently two points above the relegation zone amid a run of four winless Premier League games and they get their FA Cup bid underway with a third-round clash at home to Cardiff City on Sunday.