The shock piece of Leeds United transfer news this summer is in – Michael Cuisance’s move to Elland Road is off after the Bayern Munich star failed a medical.

The Whites had already started to agree personal terms with the midfielder but Leeds opted against signing Cuisance after an issue relating to one of his feet.

The Athletic journalist Phil Hay reported that the club pulled out on advice of Rob Price, the head of medicine at Elland Road.

Writing in The Athletic, Hay revealed, “The plan was to unveil Cuisance on Thursday. He took a flight from Munich on Wednesday and began undergoing a medical.

“Leeds were ready to meet his wage demands and finalise a long-term contract. They started putting together promotional material for his unveiling but the move came to a shuddering halt when scans turned up an issue with one of his feet.”

This news sent shockwaves across the Leeds fan base, with supporters expecting the Bayern Munich man to be playing for Leeds before the end of the month.

Marcelo Bielsa refused to comment on the deal in his press conference on Thursday, though it is highly likely the Leeds manager knew about the issue at that point.

There are no winners here. Leeds miss out on a potential superstar while Cuisance misses out on his dream move to the Premier League.

Leeds Urged To Reconsider Benrahma Bid

Said Benrahma was strongly linked with Leeds this summer and the Brentford star did his chances of a move no harm whatsoever with a superb performance against Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

Benrahma notched a brace in Brentford’s 3-0 victory over the Cottagers and supporters took to social media to hint at a potential move for the striker before the end of the transfer window.

Leeds are familiar with Benrahma after competing against Brentford in the Championship last season but The Athletic journalist Phil Hay states that the club have cooled interest in the striker.

With doubts over whether Benrahma fits Marcelo Bielsa’s philosophy and style, Leeds may look elsewhere if the Whites plan to make another signing before deadline day.

Fortunately, Premier League clubs can sign Football League players until October 16th so the Whites have an extra period of time to push for Benrahma’s signature.

Speaking to Football Insider, Kevin Phillips claimed that Leeds should make a late move to sign the Bees forward – stating that Benrahma looks a class above the Championship.

However, Brentford have slapped a £30 million valuation on the 25-year-old and that might be out of Leeds’ price range, particularly if the Whites are looking to sign Rodrigo De Paul.

Benrahma scored 17 goals and recorded 10 assists for Brentford last season, helping the club reach the playoff final. A move to the Premier League looks likely at some point in the near future.

Credit for the main photo belongs to Oli Scarff / Pool via AP*


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