Leeds United are likely to miss out on signing Josh Doig in the January transfer window unless there is a major twist.
The Whites are one of the clubs that have shown keen interest in signing the Hellas Verona defender, but Fabrizio Romano now claims that Olympique Marseille have agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old Scottish player.
Verona want to sell him to Sassuolo who have made a bid for the full-back, but Doig prefers to move to Marseille instead.
Leeds offloaded Luke Ayling to Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the season. The veteran defender will become a free agent at the end of the season, and his loan exit means he may have played his last game for the club.
The Whites are scouring the market for reinforcements and have earmarked Doig as a potential option. But it appears they could miss out on him unless the club make a late attempt to hijack the deal.
🔵⚪️ Olympique Marseille agreed on personal terms with Josh Doig.
Hellas Verona still prefer to sell Doing to Sassuolo after fresh bid — pushing to do deal with Sassuolo.
Doig wants to play for OM. 🏴
OM want final decision soon or will start talks for another fullback. pic.twitter.com/rBECPyMRo3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 13, 2024
As it stands, Verona haven’t accepted an offer yet which means there is still a chance that Marseille could miss out on him.
Doig still has two-and-a-half years to run on his current contract at Verona, so Leeds would have had to meet the Italian outfit’s demands if they want him to move to Elland Road.
The Whites are also keen to sign West Ham full-back Ben Johnson who is out of contract at the end of the season. The 23-year-old has got loads of Premier League experience and Leeds must look to bring him to the club if they miss out on Doig.
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