Leeds United are reportedly lining up a move for former Aston Villa man Nathan Delfouneso, who was released by the Premier League club this summer, making him available on a free transfer, as reported by Pete O’Rourke of Sky Sports.
— Pete O’Rourke (@SkySportsPeteO) July 25, 2014
Delfouneso, who played for England’s Under-21 national side, was formerly very highly rated, but his career has gone somewhat by the wayside in recent seasons. He was expected to do big things with his career, but has achieved little since entering the professional game.
The 6 foot 1 inch striker scored two goals in 29 games for the Midlands club. His most successful period came at Blackpool in the Championship, when he scored six goals in 41 games for the northern club while on loan between 2012 and 2013.
Leeds have also reportedly missed out on the signing of Federico Viviani of AS Roma, with his agent having flown back to Rome after a failure to agree a deal. Viviani was reportedly unimpressed with Leeds’s display in their 2-0 loss against Mansfield Town in their pre-season clash earlier this week.