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Leeds United: Phil Hay won’t be surprised if no striker is signed

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Phil Hay has admitted that he wouldn’t surprised if Leeds United ended the transfer window not signing a new striker.

There appears to be a clamour for a new striker to arrive at Elland Road before next week’s deadline with Jesse Marsch himself even confirming that they are indeed still on the hunt to find a new striker.

This position may not have been one of high priority had Patrick Bamford managed to stay fit, although that does appear to be a tall order now after yet another injury setback, although Rodrigo’s form may also have eased the desperate need for one and allowed Leeds more time to scout and assess their options.

Despite Leeds’ lack of attacking options through the middle, Hay has claimed on The Phil Hay Show that he wouldn’t be surprised if one didn’t arrive.

(41:36) “There’s always that line isn’t there of it’s got to be the right person and we’ve got to find who it is that we really need. So I think it’s one of those were, my head is kind of saying putting all the pieces together, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if we go through the deadline without a striker coming in.

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“I suppose that playing like that against Chelsea last weekend, if they get another good result against Brighton at the weekend, the inclination to spend money is probably less and less, isn’t it, and the inclination to believe in the squad is probably more and more.”

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Marsch and some Leeds fans may have been hopeful that Gelhardt, after featuring 20 times in the league last season, could’ve been ready to step up and feature more often when Bamford isn’t fit, but after an apparent 6/10 performance vs Barnsley, that doesn’t appear to be the case.

The most recent striker to have been linked with Leeds is Hwang Hee-chan of Wolves, which won’t likely get many fans excited considering that during his one and only season in the Premier League he scored just five goals.

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Therefore, as long as no new striker appears to be on the horizon, fans and Marsch will be hoping that Bamford can, first of all, get fit and stay on the pitch and secondly, hope that Rodrigo’s red hot form is here to stay.

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  • wilks says:

    anyone following the Kinnear/Orta transfer pattern over the years will notice countless rumours linking dozens of high profile players with a move to Leeds. The rumours are often generated by the Leeds board entourage deliberately to mislead fans into believing Leeds ‘interest’ is intention to buy. The truth is likely to be no more signings sanctioned unless a losing streak forces their hand in the next window. The board have no ambition for the club other than to avoid relegation.

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