Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Mohamed Camara has liked an Instagram message saying that he should join Leeds United this summer.
Jesse Marsch’s first two signings at Elland Road were for Salzburg duo Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen with the American managing both of them previously in Austria.
And with Leeds likely to need a new holding midfielder this summer amid speculation surrounding Kalvin Phillips’ future, it seems that fans have sounded out Mali international Camara, 22, as a potential replacement.
While there has been speculation about Leeds being linked with Camara, it’s no more than just talk on social media at this stage but Camara’s decision to like an Instagram comment saying “come to Leeds” will no doubt force the rumour mill into overdrive.
Camara also liked a message saying “Leeds Leeds Leeds” and another saying: “Leeds United want you, Leeds United should get you, come to Leeds United.”
We’ve seen this before with Rodrigo De Paul.
Just because a player has done something on social media, it doesn’t mean that anything is even remotely close to happening.
Players don’t give away too much on social media these days because they either have their accounts managed by someone else or are strongly advised to avoid the likes of Twitter and Instagram.
Camara, though, seems as though he’s loving the attention from Leeds fans on his Instagram page by liking several posts urging him to ditch Salzburg and follow Aaronson and Kristensen in heading to Elland Road.
There have even been claims by fans on Twitter that Camara has replied to private messages with white, yellow and blue hearts and putting praying hands next to Leeds.
It all seems rather bizarre and we doubt that Salzburg would be happy with one of their key players doing something like this – unless he’s been hacked.
Camara played 36 times in all competitions for Salzburg in the 2021/22 season as they won the Austrian Bundesliga title and reached the last-16 of the Champions League.
The Mali international started all eight of Salzburg’s Champions League fixtures so he also played in the game against Bayern Munich, which involved Aaronson, Kristensen and Marc Roca.
If a move for Camara happens, we have to question the transfer policy at Leeds because it feels as though Victor Orta has only scouted one single game and made his decisions solely on that.
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