UPDATE no. 2: Leeds medical finds injury that will sideline Cuisance for weeks (L’Equipe)
Worse news for Michael Cuisance and Bayern Munich: L’Equipe reports that the injury that Leeds discovered will presumably sideline Cuisance for “at least several weeks.” That made his transfer to Leeds “unthinkable for Marcelo Bielsa, who wants a player available right away.”
UPDATE: Cuisance headed back after failing medical in Leeds!
The worst possible outcome of Michael Cuisance’s potential transfer to Leeds FC has come to pass: although he may have told his teammates goodbye just yesterday, Michael Cuisance is flying back to Munich rather than staying in the UK. David Ornstein of The Athletic reports that Cuisance failed his medical:
Michael Cuisance move from Bayern Munich to Leeds has collapsed after midfielder failed medical. Deal agreed between #FCBayern / #LUFC + 21yo arrived on Weds to complete transfer. But tests showed injury problems & France youth international flying back tonight @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/TBZ4kapXhU— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) October 1, 2020
It remains to be seen whether any details of those “injury problems” come to light. Bayern Munich itself will no doubt want to identify whatever hidden issues have derailed what looked like a sure thing until now.
In what could only be considered as a shocking turn of events, Bayern Munich midfielder Michaël Cuisance will reportedly not be making the move to Leeds United. After being the left out of the squad for the DFL-Supercup to allegedly get his medical exam completed for Leeds, Cuisance might now be spending another season with the Bavarians.
By all accounts, Cuisance-to-Leeds United was considered a “done deal” by all major outlets. Sky Germany, however, has thrown a bucket of ice cold water on those reports:
Sky Info: Cuisance-Transfer zu Leeds ist geplatzt. Beide Klubs haben sich nicht einigen können. Mehr Infos gleich um 19:30 im #TransferUpdate @Sky_Marc @Sky_Torben @SkySportNewsHD— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) October 1, 2020
Sky Info: Cuisance transfer to Leeds has failed. Both clubs could not agree. More information immediately at 7:30 p.m.#TransferUpdate@Sky_Marc @Sky_Torben @SkySportNewsHD
As stated above, the reasoning for the breakdown is that the clubs “could not agree.” The rumored fee that Leeds United was set to pay Bayern Munich was €20 million. In addition, Bayern Munich wanted a buyback clause added to the deal. Was it the fee, the buyback option, both, or something totally unrelated that cause the deal to fall through?
We should soon find out.
With the transfer window set to close on October 5th, there is, however, still time for the two sides to reconvene and get a deal done. We will follow the progress of this situation closely as Cuisance could be a key figure to Bayern Munich’s roster if he stays.