Journalist Conor McGilligan has claimed that Leeds United need to solve their striker situation with a new signing soon.
At the moment, the Whites have signed a number of players to bolster their squad for next season such as Brenden Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra, Tyler Adams, Marc Roca and Rasmus Kristensen.
However, no one to come in as of yet can play as a striker, and this seems to be a major concern for McGilligan, who has spotted a weakness in that part of the pitch during the club’s pre-season preparations.
Indeed, while speaking on the One Leeds Fan Channel, he outlined his feelings on the situation, stating that the club look ‘toothless’ and need to be more ‘ruthless’ when it comes to scoring.
He said: “This striking situation needs to be sorted quickly. We’ve all noticed in pre-season the problems.
“We’ve noticed we are toothless in attack, even when we have a full-strength lineup out there. We are not ruthless, I wouldn’t say, in front of goal at the minute.”
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At the moment, Patrick Bamford, Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood are the club’s natural striker options up top – but with Bamford’s injury issues and the relative inexperience of the other two, Leeds may well need more depth. On top of that, the club scored just three goals in three games while over in Australia.
Judging from McGilligan’s comments, it’s clear to see that he believes a new forward is needed in the transfer market and quickly, with the Premier League season beginning soon.
With that in mind, he may well be delighted to see the links to Paris Saint-Germain forward Arnaud Kalimuendo. Even so, that deal isn’t necessarily close at this stage and Leeds may need to move faster to solve this possible issue ahead of the new campaign.