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Leeds United: O’Rourke says club need to sign another forward in January

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Leeds United need to add another forward to their side in January, with Patrick Bamford’s fitness proving unreliable.

That is the opinion of journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest news from Elland Road.

Having been in and out of the Leeds side for various reasons so far this season, Bamford has been able to make ten appearances for the Whites in the Premier League but has only been able to provide one assist, according to Transfermarkt. 

Thankfully for head coach Jesse Marsch, striker Rodrigo has been able to step-up despite the Grantham-born striker’s troubles this season, having scored nine goals and provided one assist in 13 Premier League appearances this campaign, according to the same stats provider.

However, with the club currently sitting just two points above the relegation zone in the Premier League table, O’Rourke feels the side could do with another forward addition in the January transfer window. 

“I think Leeds definitely need to bring in a new forward.

“That’s been a problem for them this season with Patrick Bamford’s injury problems.

“They need to add more goals to the side to ease the pressure on the forwards.

“Rodrigo has done really well so far this season.”

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TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…

We think that O’Rourke has a fair point and another source of fire power in the Leeds side wouldn’t go amiss.

According to Fabrizio Romano, who was writing in his CaughtOffside column, Whites target Noa Lang could be available from Club Brugge for a fee between £26.2m-£30.5m in January, which could be a move Victor Orta decides to instigate in a bid to fire the club to Premier League survival this season. 

As well as this, sources in Spain have indicated that Marsch’s side could make a move for Atlético Madrid forward Matheus Cunha if they are prepared to part with £30.5m this winter, which indicates that the club are definitely looking to add to their attacking repertoire this winter.

Therefore, we are inclined to believe that the Leeds hierarchy are also of the same opinion of O’Rourke, and we may see the club make some interesting moves in the upcoming January transfer market.

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