Leeds United boss confirms offer for striker

  • Leeds United boss confirms offer for striker

Leeds United boss confirms offer for striker

Leeds have insisted Wood is not for sale despite reports Burnley are prepared to increase their offer to £20million.

"The possibility to go to a Premier League club is interesting for him, and probably the money is also much better", Christiansen added.

The Leeds striker has reportedly agreed to a £15 million ($NZ26.3m) deal to join Burnley, according to United Kingdom publication The Mirror.

Wood finished as the Championship top goal scorer last season scoring 27 goals for the Whites as they finished seventh on the standings.

Wood has been at Elland Road for two years and scored 44 goals in 88 appearances since joining from Leicester.

Andone would nearly certainly be a cheaper option for Burnley than prising Wood from Leeds United, and the wages would also be less. Leeds simply can not replace a 30 goal striker at this point in the transfer window, even if Burnley or any other Premier League club throws stupid money at Leeds.

He captained his national team, New Zealand, in the Confederations Cup this summer and there is no way he gets all of the attention and love from his country if he is stuck on the bench at Burnley or Brighton.

"If I knew I was leaving the club, that had looked after me and I was the top goalscorer, I'd want to play".

"I've been speaking to him about the situation and telling him to be focused on what he has to do - be 100 per cent in the game against Sunderland, forget about all the rumours and try to do his best on the pitch".