Phil Hay has claimed that Leeds United had a look at Britt Assombalonga, but the Athletic reporter does not believe that the Middlesbrough striker will the one Leeds decide to sign, despite a report recently stating that the Whites want the 27-year-old.
they did take a look at Assombalonga but I don’t think he’ll be the one. Options abroad as well.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 22, 2020
Leeds have had their third bid rejected for Che Adams and are desperately trying to bring in a forward to support Patrick Bamford.
Are Leeds right to ignore Assombalonga?
Yes, he wouldn't fit in with Bielsa's style
No, could score the goals to get them promoted
What would Leeds get if they bought Assombalonga?
Assombalonga is currently out injured, and Jonathan Woodgate’s side form has actually picked up in recent weeks with Ashley Fletcher filling in for Assombalonga and managing to score four goals.
The 27-year-old could do a job for Leeds because of his goal record in the Championship, but it seems that the club have decided to look at other targets.
Anything else happening?
The 19-year-old is a versatile winger and is expected to go straight into Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team squad to compete with Jack Harrison, Helder Costa, and Pablo Hernandez.
Attention will then turn to bringing in a striker to compete with Bamford.