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Former Man City Striker Linked With A Move Back To England With Leeds United

Felipe Caicedo is supposedly being eyed up by Leeds United.

There’s been quite a bit of transfer gossip and news coming from Leeds the past week. It was revealed that Jack Clarke has been sold from the Whites to Tottenham for around £11 million. That sale now gives Marcelo Bielsa some spending money for the remainder of the summer transfer window.

It is now being said that Leeds are interested in Caicedo after his good spells in La Liga. The 30-year-old striker was at Man City from 2008 to 2011 and he only made 26 appearances in that time. He managed to score four goals for the Manchester side despite being on loan to different clubs for the majority of the time that he was signed to them.

His most recent career has been a little kinder to him as he has been with Espanyol from 2014 to 2017, where he got a better total of 93 games and a double-figure goal total of 19. Since 2017 he’s been at Lazio where he’s bagged 50 appearances so far and 11 goals. He has set a record for himself as he stands as Ecuador’s national team’s fifth highest scorer with 23 goals.

If the move goes ahead for Leeds, it’s fair to say that the striker should be able to find the back of the net often in the Championship as it’s an easier league for the 30-year-old to compete in. However, this exact same rumour also happened last year putting Caicedo at the centre of a transfer to Leeds but it never happened then so we will have to play this by ear.

In better news for Leeds fans, even though Jack Clarke has been sold to Tottenham, it’s now being said that he will be sent back to Leeds on loan next season. So you’ve sold a player, got the money from him to buy a replacement and then you’re getting him back for a season anyway. Pretty good going I say.

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