Leeds hold ‘definite interest’ in ‘phenomenal’ £30m star at Elland Road

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Leeds United have a ‘definite interest’ in signing Martin Terrier from Rennes this summer but are also monitoring a number of other targets, according to Daily Express reporter Ryan Taylor.

Jesse Marsch has been a busy man this summer and the American has overseen a number of significant deals at Elland Road ahead of the new season.

What is the latest transfer news from Leeds?

Six new faces have arrived at the Yorkshire club this summer including Luis Sinisterra, Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson, with £97 million spent so far.

But there have been some major departures too. Talismanic winger Raphinha has been snapped up by Barcelona while club legend Kalvin Phillips has made the move to Manchester City, with Leeds receiving £95 million for the services of the duo.

Bolstering his attacking options appears to be Marsch’s next priority. Paris Saint-Germain striker Arnaud Kalimuendo has been linked with a move throughout the summer, with a deal recently stalling for the 20-year-old.

Terrier too has been linked over the past couple of months. Rennes are looking for around £30 million for the versatile attacker’s services this summer and Leeds remain in the running.

What has Taylor said about a deal for Terrier?

Taylor understands that there is firm interest from the club in a move for Terrier this summer but is unsure whether they will be willing to match the asking price.

He says other targets remain under consideration too with who they move for up for this summer still up in the air.

Taylor told GIVEMSPORT: “Terrier is one there’s definite interest in from Leeds. But I do question whether they have the kind of money available to sign him, because he would probably cost £35 million, £30 million.

“Given the sales or Raphinha and Phillips, that’s doable, for sure. I think there’s a handful of potential targets. But at the moment it’s not clear who exactly they’re going to push for.”

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Would Terrier be a good signing?

Terrier has scored 33 goals in his 80 appearances for Rennes, finding the target 21 times alone in Ligue 1 last season. There is no doubt the 25-year-old would bring an extra goal threat to the Leeds attack.

European football writer Tim Williams has previously piled praise on Terrier in an episode of the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast, saying: “He’s a very quick, left-sided right-footed attacking player whose trademark is coming in off the left flank and whipping shots in, a-la Thierry Henry.

“Looking at his age and the phenomenal season he had last season, he will probably think that if he is ever going to make a big move to the Premier League, it’s probably going to be now or never.”

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