According to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports Germany, Nadiem Amiri has rejected a move to Leeds United.
Four days ago, it was reported that the midfielder had reached personal terms with French side Marseille, with Leverkusen demanding a €7million fee. Negotiations have been going on this week, when Leeds United entered the race.
➡️ There’s a total verbal agreement between Amiri & Marseille now
➡️ Bayer 04 demands around €6-7m
➡️ Marseille wants to pay less. Negotiations ongoing. @Sky_Marlon89 | @SkySportDE 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/xPE32CcxgH
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 19, 2023
According to Fabrizio Romano, Leeds United sent a formal bid for the midfielder on Wednesday, after Marseille had started negotiations.
EXCL: Leeds Utd have sent formal bid to Bayer Leverkusen for Nadiem Amiri as Farke would like to sign him ⚪️🇩🇪
Leeds offering a four year deal to Amiri and it will be now up to the player to decide his future. pic.twitter.com/7EyMG2FoS6
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 23, 2023
The Whites offered the player a four year deal and were willing to meet Leverkusen’s demands of €7million as opposed to Marseille who were negotiating for a lower fee.
Daniel Farke is reportedly a big fan of the player, and is part of the reason an offer was submitted quickly.
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 24, 2023
As of this morning, Florian Plettenberg has reported that Amiri has chosen to join Marseille even though the french club are yet to agree on a fee with Bayer Leverkusen.
The 26-year old is in the final year of his contract and it is believed Leverkusen would be glad to get a fee for him this summer instead of losing him on a free.
Amiri was part of a host of attacking targets for Leeds United, including Swansea City striker Joel Piroe and Genk winger Joseph Paintsil.
The German midfielder has been capped by Germany from youth level to senior level, having won the UEFA European U21 Championship in 2017. He was also part of the German team that featured at the 2020 Olympics.
Leeds will be away to Ipswich Town this weekend as the club push to sign reinforcements before the end of the transfer window.