Austin FC attacking midfielder Sebastián Driussi would tick the boxes in terms of a striker for Leeds United in January.
That is the opinion of journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest transfer news from Elland Road.
It was reported earlier this month by CBS Sports journalist Nico Cantor that Leeds United were one of three Premier League teams interested in the signature of Driussi.
Jesse Marsch will be looking to add another attacking presence to his side in January, with first-choice number nine Patrick Bamford struggling with a multitude of fitness issues this season.
And O’Rourke thinks that the signing of the Argentinian would be a gamble for Leeds, with the striker coming from the MLS, but would also be a player that Marsch would be well aware of.
“I think somebody like Driussi who’s done really well in the MLS, he would be a gamble, because there’s no guarantee that he could be a success in the Premier League but he was in the MLS team this season scored 25 goals for Austin FC, so he definitely ticks the boxes in that respect.
“I’m sure he’s a player that Jesse Marsch is well aware of from his MLS connections as well.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…
Whilst unproven in the Premier League, we think that the signing of Driussi would be a gamble worth taking for Leeds in the winter.
The 26-year-old, who has been described as “impactful” by Austin manager Josh Wolff, scored 25 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances in the United States last season according to Transfermarkt, suggesting that he has proven himself to be a reliable goalscorer at that level, and may fancy himself to make the step-up to Premier League football.
Therefore, we think that if Leeds can negotiate a reasonable price with Austin FC, he may be worth a gamble at Elland Road going into the second half of the campaign.