Leeds United have reportedly been told to pay £35 million for Martin Terrier, as Jesse Marsch targets a new wide attacker.
According to Ben Jacobs, Leeds United are interested in Martin Terrier, but the Stade Rennais forward could cost around £35 million in the ongoing transfer window. Jesse Marsch is keen on adding a new wide attacker to his squad, with the Whites yet to replace Raphinha sufficiently.
Leeds United may have embarked on an unbeaten start to the 2022/23 season, but there are plenty of issues still to be fixed with the first-team squad. Jesse Marsch has brought in sufficient quality to shore up his squad but feels the need for a new wide attacker.
The main concern is to bring in a forward that would adequately replace the output produced by former Leeds United talisman Raphinha. While the club received a big transfer fee for the Brazilian international, they decided to scatter it by signing around 4-5 players.
There is a feeling the club may pursue a marquee signing in the form of a wide attacker, with Ismaila Sarr heavily linked with a move. The Watford attacker is waiting for proposals to arrive and leave the Hornets at the earliest opportunity.
Adams one of many forwards Leeds considering. Ralph Hasenhuttl says he doesn't want to lose him but Saints board are open to offers. Martin Terrier is a longer-standing target. He's happy at Rennes, who will hold out for a big fee. Told close to £35m is the asking price.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) August 14, 2022
However, Leeds are also considering Stade Rennais star Martin Terrier, who enjoyed an exceptional 2021/22 season in Ligue 1. The French attacker scored 21 goals last term and has been on the radars of some of the biggest Premier League clubs since then.
Everton are reportedly keen on signing the Frenchman, and while many other big teams like West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur enquired about him, the interest generally has cooled down from England. Leeds United are now trying to explore the idea of signing Terrier as the top signing they crave.
Leeds are also considering Southampton’s Che Adams, and Southampton’s board remains open to offers. But taking into account the goalscoring numbers, it is clear why they might target Terrier or Sarr in this window.
Terrier is reportedly happy at Rennes and may be content with staying put at the Ligue 1 club. However, the chance to join a Premier League club could be tempting, and the path set by former stars Sarr and Raphinha may encourage him.
Rennes want a fee close to £35 million for the French attacker. The figures are similar to what Watford want for Sarr. Leeds may think it over and decide whether they want to spend much money on a single player, although Marsch would be delighted with such an acquisition.