July 19, 2024

Daniel Jebbison has turned down a transfer offer from Leeds United and instead chosen to sign for Bournemouth, according to Graeme Bailey.

Bailey posted on X to state that the out-of-contract Sheffield United forward had fielded offers from the Whites, Ipswich Town and Everton, but has opted to join the Cherries on a free transfer this summer.

Despite making just one Premier League appearance as the Blades were relegated last season, Jebbison’s contract status has drawn significant attention from the four aforementioned clubs.

Given Jebbison made his Bramall Lane breakthrough in the Championship, Elland Road looked a likely destination, but the Peacocks have been swerved by the Canada-born striker in a new transfer setback [Graeme Bailey, 1 June].

Leeds United hit with Daniel Jebbison transfer setback

Signing an out-and-out centre-forward appears to be high on Leeds’ transfer agenda this summer, with none of their four main options staying the course throughout the last 12 months.

Georginio Rutter and Joel Piroe dovetailed between the number nine and number 10 positions for much of the season, but both often looked more comfortable operating in the deeper role.

Patrick Bamford led the line during the Whites’ best winning run of the campaign but the 30-year-old’s persistent injury issues have persisted, while Mateo Joseph became Daniel Farke’s super-sub of choice.

Therefore, adding Jebbison for a mere compensation fee this summer owing to him being just 20 would have been a welcome addition to the German’s attacking ranks at Elland Road, but the allure of Premier League football with Bournemouth has proven to be the key for the in-demand striker.

It’s a first real setback in terms of incomings this summer, and with a steady stream of players continuing to depart the club, United fans will be hoping to see some headline signings made sooner or later [Graham Smyth, 8 July].

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