Leeds United Could Miss Out On Summer Transfer Target

Leeds United could miss out on the signing of Aberdeen youngster Connor Barron this summer after interest from Bologna has emerged, according to the latest reports.

Missing out on automatic promotion after a dismal end to the campaign has meant that Daniel Farke’s side must now face the lottery of the play-offs to return to the Premier League. This Friday’s game at home to the manager’s old club Norwich City will be a huge test for the club.

Leeds United Transfer On Brink Of Collapse

Failing to earn promotion back to the top-flight will likely have major ramifications for the club ahead of the transfer window as there are several players on the books who are on hefty wages and could be moved on to ease the reduction in parachute payments.

Remaining in the Championship will also force Leeds United to be quite astute in the transfer market, picking up players with massive potential for relatively low money. One name that has been touted with a move to Yorkshire is Aberdeen star Barron.

The 21-year-old has become a first-team player at Pittodrie this season, making 39 appearances in all competitions for the Dons in a relegation-threatened campaign for the club. Furthermore, Barron has registered three goal contributions from midfield.

The Whites have reportedly registered interest in the Scotland U21s star alongside Swansea City and Coventry City. However, The Daily Record are now reporting that Serie A side Bologna are the frontrunners to sign Barron, having previously acquired Lewis Ferguson from Aberdeen and Aaron Hickey from Hearts.

The outlet are also claiming that Bologna have sent scouts to multiple games in which Barron has played and are aware that the midfielder is out of contract this summer. The Italian outfit will need to pay merely £500,000 in training compensation to the Scottish side.

Writer’s View

Bologna have a proven track record of signing players from the Scottish Premiership, and even Aberdeen, and turning them into key players. Hickey, for instance, earned a move to Premier League side Brentford off the back of his impressive displays at the Renato Dall’Ara Stadium.

Furthermore, Bologna, under the guidance of Thiago Motta, have secured Champions League football for the first time since 1964 which puts them in a favourable position compared to Leeds United, Swansea and Coventry.


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