Kenny McLean, a summer transfer target for Leeds United, has signed a new deal with Norwich City.
After rejecting interest from Leeds last month, the Canaries confirmed on Friday that McLean had signed a contract extension until the summer of 2026.
According to Pink Un, Leeds saw three consecutive bids for McLean rejected by Norwich as Daniel Farke wanted to reconcile with his former midfielder.
McLean joined Norwich from Aberdeen in 2018 and was on Leeds’ list of midfielder targets throughout the summer.
According to Sky Sports, Leeds’ latest proposal for McLean totaled £4 million before moving on to other options in the last week of the window.
McLean, a Leeds target, has signed a new contract with Norwich.
Leeds’ key position at the end of last month was midfield, and McLean was one of several players for whom bids were sent.
In the end, Leeds were able to boost their engine room by bringing in two new players: Ilia Gruev from Werder Bremen and Glen Kamara from Rangers.
These two additions are thought to have cost roughly £11 million, implying that Leeds’ reported bid of £4 million for McLean was correct.
Leeds clearly saw better value elsewhere, with McLean being somewhat older than both Kamara and Gruev, the latter of whom is only 23.
McLean is set to compete for promotion with his former manager Farke this season, with Norwich having started the season strongly.