Leeds United target confesses it didn’t take long for him to reject a reunion with Daniel Farke.
Leeds United attempted to recruit Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean in the summer, but the player has since revealed that he turned down the opportunity quickly.
Leeds required a significant rebuild during the summer transfer window, and Daniel Farke is likely to be pleased with his squad at the moment.
The Whites could be higher up the table and closer to the top spot, but they are making progress and have few regrets from the window.
Why wasn’t Kenny McLean signed by Leeds?
Farke was eyeing a reunion with his Norwich City days as the club launched a £4 million approach for Scotland international Kenny McLean, according to Sky Sports.
The Canaries were not interested in playing for Leeds, so Farke was obliged to search elsewhere, with Ilia Gruev and Glen Kamara joining instead.
McLean has been an ever-present under David Wagner since then, playing every minute of the Championship so far this season ahead of Leeds’ visit to Carrow Road on Saturday.
What has he said about the interest shown by Leeds?
In terms of how the bid was received at Norwich, it appears that McLean and his club had no intention of accepting it.
McLean explained the situation to the Pink Un as follows:
“I can see the club’s strategy for taking us to the next level. That is something I would like to be a part of. Everyone wants to play in the Premier League, and I’ll have the chance to do so while I’m at Norwich.
“That (Leeds’ interest) was quickly put to rest.” It happens frequently, but Norwich demonstrated dedication to me and vice versa. The Championship has a lot of big clubs, but I’m confident in our squad.”
McLean would have been a wise signing, and the fact that Norwich were never interested in selling explains everything.
There are more wiser investments to be made at his age, but what he brings to the table in a promotion bid is something that few others in the division have.
Farke certainly rates him highly, but we had no chance of stealing Norwich’s captain in August.