Leeds United could spend significant money on a striker addition at Elland Road this season.
That is according to Tim Thornton of Sky Sports, who was speaking to GiveMeSport about the Whites’ potential transfer business heading into the final weeks of the transfer window.
Despite welcoming seven new signings to the club this season, Jesse Marsch’s side are yet to sign a striker this summer.
The squad’s lack of quality in the centre-forward slot has now been heightened by Bamford suffering an adductor injury in the weekend’s 2-2 draw at Southampton, though Spanish forward Rodrigo did score a brace in the game.
And Thornton believes that the club are prepared to part with a significant amount of money to sign a striker this summer – but filling the position will not be easy.
He said: “So, they were looking at options without moving on them before Raphinha left the club.
“So now it’s full steam ahead in terms of trying to get a striker in, but it’s not the easiest position to fill.
“But yeah, I think they will spend good money on a striker, and they’ll be looking to get something done as quickly as they can.”
TIF Thoughts on Thornton’s comments…
We believe that Leeds fans will be delighted to hear that Victor Orta may be prepared to spend big money on a striker this season, with the club now in dire need of striker additions.
It was plain to see last season that Leeds struggled in the absence of Bamford for long periods of the campaign last season, with the Whites almost suffering a catastrophic relegation from the Premier League.
Therefore, we believe that the club should be focusing the remainder of their transfer efforts and budget on bringing in a proven number nine to prevent Marsch from having to play more inexperienced players in the centre-forward position this season.