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Leeds United: Club looking to bring in a striker


Leeds United will look to bring in a striker to the club before the transfer window closes in September.

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the Whites’ potential transfer business, ahead of the remaining few weeks of the transfer window.

Jesse Marsch will be desperate for cover for Patrick Bamford this season, who remains the club’s only out-and-out senior option in that centre-forward spot as it stands, with youth products such as Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood providing cover at the moment.

Southampton and Scotland forward Ché Adams is just one of the names being linked with a move to Elland Road this summer, whilst Blackburn Rovers and Chile international Ben Brereton Diaz has also been rumoured as an option to make the move to Yorkshire this summer. 

And O’Rourke believes that the club are still looking for a striker this summer, with Victor Orta looking at what options can provide the club with the best value for money.

“I definitely think they are looking to bring in a new striker again.

“It’ll come down to who they can get and what’s the best value for money for Leeds right now as well. 

“They have spent quite heavily in the market already.

“But yeah, I do think they will bring in a striker before the window closes.”

TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments

We believe that Leeds fans will be satisfied to hear that the club are looking to bring a striker through the gates of Elland Road, but will also be concerned that the club have until 1st September to bring a forward in.

The club almost dropped out of the Premier League entirely last season, which could be attributed to the fact that Bamford spent large proportions of the season sidelined through injury.

Therefore, we believe it would be in Marsch’s best interests if the club were to identify a striker as quickly as they possibly can, in case of another unfortunate long-term Bamford injury this season.

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  • charles laycock says:

    We need a number 9 urgently, I am afraid Patrick Bamford is a sick note and at the moment not fit for purpose as our number 9 also if we don’t get a left back every team will come down that side and murder us. this is obvious, if the powers that be don’t do something about this problem we will end up in the same position as last season and probably get reigated

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