The deal for Michael Cuisance to join Leeds United from Bayern Munich has collapsed. The Athletic’s David Ornstein reports that the Frenchman failed his medical ahead of the move, while Phil Hay, also of The Athletic, says that while the club have not said anything, their understanding is that the move is off.
Michael Cuisance Fails Leeds United Medical
Injury Problems Flagged Up
The two clubs reportedly agreed a deal for Cuisance two days ago and the move was all set to go through. The 21-year-old arrived at the club yesterday to complete the transfer, but tests conducted during his medical showed undisclosed injury problems.
Cuisance is now flying back to Germany tonight to re-group with the Bayern squad, who have started their Bundesliga campaign with two wins from two.
There has also been some suggestion that the collapse of the deal is to do with money. Fabrizio Romano reports that there were “serious problems” between the clubs in regard to the payment structure of the deal.
Bayern will obviously want to protect their player and not reveal the true cause, while Leeds will likely claim that it is to do with the injury issues flagged up.
Not Long Left
There are now just four full days left of the transfer window, leaving Leeds little time to bring in another creative player. While they do possess Pablo Hernandez, his age is a slight concern. At 35-years-old, there will be doubts over whether he can play week-in-week-out in the Premier League.
While there is no suggestion that this could happen, it could see Leeds turn their attention back to Rodrigo De Paul. The Whites had been heavily linked with the Udinese midfielder earlier in the window, although rumours of a move had died down after it occurred that Cuisance was close to joining.