Leeds United have just over a month left in the summer transfer window to improve their team for the 2022/23 campaign.
Victor Orta will be hoping that his work off the pitch will allow Jesse Marsch to lead the team higher than 17th in the Premier League table next season, whilst also scoring more than 42 goals in the process.
One attacker the club have been linked with to bolster their frontline this summer is Rennes forward Martin Terrier, with the Whites said to be eyeing up a swoop for the winger.
French publication L’Equipe (via TEAMtalk) claimed that the Ligue 1 outfit will demand a fee in the region of €40m (£34m) for the magician, although it remains to be seen if Orta is willing to match that or not.
However, the Leeds chief simply must snap up a deal for the Frenchman as he has the potential to be the club’s own version of Thierry Henry next season.
Bruno Genesio once dubbed him a “high-level” player and European football writer Tim Williams recently compared him to the Premier League and Arsenal legend, saying:
“He’s a very quick, left-sided right-footed attacking player whose trademark is coming in off the left flank and whipping shots in, a-la Thierry Henry.
“Looking at his age and the phenomenal season he had last season, he will probably think that if he is ever going to make a big move to the Premier League, it’s probably going to be now or never.”
Terrier has claimed that the former French international is an “inspiration” for him and he channelled his inner Henry in the 2021/22 campaign as he enjoyed a sublime year for Rennes in Ligue 1.
The 25-year-old plundered an eye-catching 21 goals in 37 league outings, whilst also chipping in with three assists and creating five big chances for his teammates. This came after he managed nine goals and seven assists in the previous campaign, showing that he worked hard to improve his goalscoring output.
Henry produced five 20+ goal campaigns during his time in the Premier League and scored 175 goals in total in the division before moving on to Barcelona, where he scored 49 times in 121 outings.
Whilst Terrier may not go on to become one of the greatest players English football has ever seen, the Rennes attacker’s form last term suggests that he has the potential to be Leeds’ own goalscoring Frenchman cutting onto his right foot to consistently find the back of the net in the top-flight.
Orta must now do everything in his power to convince Rennes to cash in on him for a reasonable fee to give Marsch his own Henry…
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