17 July 2024

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Midfielder in Bundesliga limbo after Leeds United rejection as Nadiem Amiri decision is made

Despite visiting West Yorkshire, Nadiem Amiri  now confirem a summer move to Leeds United today as…

Former Leeds United transfer target Nadiem Amiri looks to have been frozen out by Bayer Leverkusen following his proposed move to Elland Road. Having seen Leverkusen accept a transfer bid from last month, Amiri travelled to Leeds for talks with the club and the expectation was that he would pen a contract to represent Daniel Farke’s side in the Championship.

After a spell of flip-flopping and uncertainty, though, Amiri eventually rejected the opportunity to join the Whites in favour of staying in the Bundesliga. The Germany international was forced to make his way own way back to Leverkusen by Leeds, who refused to pay for his return trip, with the club moving swiftly on to secure other targets before the transfer deadline.

Transferposse: So wird Amiri nicht nur bei Bayer der große Verlierer -  kicker

However, it seems Amiri hasn’t been welcomed back to the BayArena with open arms by coach Xabi Alonso. The Spaniard was willing to name him on his bench on September 1 as Leverkusen continued their impressive start to the season with a 5-1 win over Darmstadt, but opportunities for game time look set to be few and far between moving forward.

In a move that makes the midfielder’s standing at the club clear, Alonso left Amiri out of the club’s Europa League squad, despite having two places spare. It comes after conversations between Alonso and sporting director Simon Rofles which resulted in the club deciding to move on from the player, according to Kicker.

The report claims the 26-year-old has no future at Leverkusen and he will not be part of the club’s plans moving forward, leaving him in a difficult position on the peripheries of the group. As such, with his contract due to expire at the end of the current season, the club will likely try to sell Amiri when the window opens again in January.

A second approach from Leeds looks unlikely at this stage given the way talks broke down between the two parties, despite the Whites dearth of attacking midfield options. Amiri, though, will no doubt be doing all he can to resurrect his career over the coming months by either winning over Alonso or lining up an escape route.

The former Hoffenheim man has picked up five caps for Germany in his career so far, but his performances haven’t warranted a call-up since November 2020.

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