Leeds United sent scouts to watch Nigerian striker, Jerry Mbakogu who
was in action for Italian side Carpi against Spezia on Saturday
afternoon, AOIFootball.com has scooped.
The enterprising striker has been the subject of offers from English Championship clubs before the end of the transfer window.
Mbakogu’s Carpi took on Spezia in a Serie B clash on Saturday afternoon and, according to Italian daily Il Resto del Carlino, Leeds had scouts in the stands checking up on Mbakogu.
Mbakogu struck in the 70th minute of the game to give Carpi the lead,
a lead that was cancelled out just two minutes later; Carpi then went
ahead again in the 78th minute to seal the win.
The 25-year-old was targeted by Swiss club Lugano last summer as a
replacement for Ezgjan Alioski, whom they sold to Leeds.
Carpi have managed to hold on to Mbakogu and do not want to sell him this month.