Leeds United faces competition for Maxwel Cornet’s signature in the Premier League, with Watford joining the race. according to Sky Sports (11:45).
The 24-year-old still has a two-year contract with Lyon, but before the new season starts, he will meet with great interest in transfers from the top English league.
Leeds, which are looking for a new left-back to potentially replace Ezgjan Alioski this summer, have been credited with an interest in Cornet. although they are less interested in Lyon’s asking price.
The Whites aren’t the only Premier League club interested in the left-back, however, as newly promoted Watford are also keen to acquire his services.
The Hornets are keen to bolster their left-back division ahead of their return to the major leagues and have identified Cornet as an ideal candidate to do so.
Watford, who is on the verge of signing former Tottenham Hotspur man Danny Rose on a free transfer, is negotiating with Lyon over the signing of Cornet.
The Vicarage Road outfit failed in its attempt to sign the Ivory Coast international back in January 2019 but is hoping to get the deal across the line this time around.
However, it remains to be seen whether Leeds will step up their interest in Cornet and endeavor to stay ahead of Watford in the hunt for the player.
It is said that the Whites are unwilling to pay Lyon’s £ 20m prize for the player but they might be ready to do business with the French club if they lower their claims.