Date: 12th January 2018 at 4:27pm
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OPINION

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has made the revelation that he still wants to sign a centre-forward during the January transfer window to bolster the options in his squad.

With that being known the Whites should be drawing up plans of forward targets and one man they must consider is Nahki Wells from Premier League team Burnley

The Daily Mail reported in the summer that Leeds enquired about the possibility of signing the 27-year-old when he was at Huddersfield, but he ended up making a deadline day switch to Turf Moor.

However, an injury at the beginning of the season has meant has has played just four times for Burnley all season and now would be the perfect time for the Yorkshire giants to reignite their bid to sign him.

The English striker has found himself stuck behind the likes of Chris Wood, Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes in the pecking order under Sean Dyche.

Leeds should not be discourage by that though as he has an eye-catching goalscoring record at Championship level.

Wells has scored 45 goals in 144 games in England’s second tier, which includes netting 10-plus Championship goals in three consecutive seasons between 2014-17.

He is a pacy striker that is clinical in front of goal and helped Huddersfield achieve promotion last season.

Leeds are crying out for a clinical finisher at the point of their attack to aid their own promotion bid and that could be the difference for them this campaign.

Championship rivals Aston Villa have reportedly looked at Wells as a potential January target, but Christiansen should act fast to try bring him to Elland Road.