Date: 17th January 2020 at 11:17pm
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When Darren Bent spoke exclusively to Football Insider, he stated that Leeds United should go after Andre Gray.

When speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Darren Bent stated that Andre Gray would be the perfect signing for Leeds United. Bent also described the striker as the best player in the Championship when Gray played for Burnley in the 2015/16 season.

Bent praised the Watford striker for his Championship pedigree, having two seasons with Brentford in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 season but only played twice for the Bees that season, before making his name at Burnley in an amazing 41 game stint in the 2015/16 campaign.

He stated:

“Yeah, I think we’ve seen before when he was at Burnley, and he was the best player in the Championship that year with them.

“He was one of the best players in the Championship that season, he’s got the pace, the power and that might be just what they need.

“Obviously Bamford isn’t really scoring the goals at the moment and it seems like neither they or West Brom want to win this league at the moment.

“They both seem to drop points at the same time, it never seems like one loses on the same weekend the other wins.

“It’s strange but I think that will be the perfect signing.

“There’s been talk of Woodrow and I think he’d have been a very good signing, Dwight Gayle mentioned, but of course if you can’t get them two, Andre Gray has proven pedigree in that league.”

Is Gray the way?

Interestingly, Phil Hay has stated that the situation with Andre Gray could change quickly, so a potential move isn’t completely out the picture, despite Watford apparently saying no.

Andre Gray would be coming to a Championship side in Leeds United, so it’s only fair for us to judge him on his Championship form.

During his 2014/15 season with Brentford, the now 28-year-old played 45 matches, scoring 16 goals and also registering eight assists. Not the best season ever, but definitely a decent one.

Fast forward to next season when Gray was playing for Burnley in the Championship, his output increased. This is the pedigree that Darren Bent was talking about, as he managed to score 23 goals in 41 league matches and again registered eight assists.

So far this season, the 28-year-old has played 18 matches for Watford in the Premier League, scoring twice and failing to register any assists. This sudden drop in form might be why a move to Leeds United could be perfect for both parties, with Watford not having to lose much and Leeds United gaining a proven Championship goalscorer.

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Verdict

We feel Leeds United should try and get Andre Gray if possible as the 28-year-old is a proven Championship goalscorer and can also offer some assists. Leeds will do well to find many better strikers to bring in this January anywhere in England, so hopefully, Marcelo Bielsa can work his magic with the Peacocks board.