McLeod hope over future
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Izale McLeod is hoping Milton Keynes Dons do not price him out of a move in January.Izale McLeod is hoping Milton Keynes Dons do not price him out of a move in January.
The former Derby County star is one of the most sought-after strikers outside The Premiership and clubs such as Aston Villa, Charlton, Birmingham, Everton, Wolves and Cardiff are teams thought to have made enquiries about the 21-year-old.
Swansea too have registered their interest after Kenny Jackett confirmed he wants to sign him.
"There is no doubt he is a very good player and he is the right player for us," he told the PFA website.
"We haven't made a bid and I haven't spoken to Danny Wilson at MK Dons but we have watched the player on quite a few occasions."
However, the chances of a move to Swansea appear remote with a switch back to The Championship the least the player would seemingly want.
The player's agent Gino Culbertson revealed that some 17 clubs watched him in action last week.
"He is flattered by all the clubs watching him," Culbertson told skysports.com.
"We were informed that 17 clubs were represented and this season that has regularly been 15 looking at him per game.
"The bottom line is that he has enjoyed his time at Milton Keynes and we have great relationship with the club, the management, the chairman and the fans - but it was always envisaged it would be more a short term thing.
"It has got to the point where he needs to be at a higher level.
"If an offer comes in we would hope the club don't price him out of the market.
"When he arrived at the club from Derby, it was always stated that Milton Keynes would not stand in his way should there be a chance to move back to a higher level."