Leeds losing £1.5m battle to sign ‘shining light’ with 13 goals, to side in League One

Leeds United are one of a number of clubs interested in AFC Wimbledon attacker Ali Al-Hamadi as he continues to shine in League Two – but Peterborough are winning the race to land his signature.

Al-Hamadi, 21, scored another brace on Saturday in a 4-0 win over Swindon Town. A third brace in four games in League Two, taking his tally to an impressive 13 goals and six assists in 23 games this season

His form has even attracted the interest of Iraq, who have since handed him 11 caps. His boss, Johnnie Jackson, recently described him as a “shining light” and expects the striker to go all the way to the top.


Leeds could be in the market for more attacking firepower. A move for Al-Hamadi could depend on the future of young duo Mateo Joseph and Joe Gelhardt – while Patrick Bamford’s future is also up in the air.


None of those three are playing regularly and January may see them request a move to get more game time. Al-Hamadi could be a replacement. But Leeds are not winning the race for Wimbledon’s new star.


According to South London Press journalist Edmund Brack, Leeds are keeping tabs on Al-Hamadi ahead of the January window. But it seems Leeds might have to start making progress, if we really want him.

Team Talk state that Peterborough are leading the charge to sign Al-Hamadi, with Bristol City and Hull City also looking at a move. A deal will cost a £1.5m fee – understandable, given his recent run of form.

It looks as if Leeds are set to miss out – to the side that the Whites will face in The FA Cup at London Road in January. If Al-Hamadi does join The Posh, he won’t play, having already played in the FA Cup.

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