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Leeds United: Phil Hay claims striker search has been quiet

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Leeds United’s search for a new striker in the January transfer window has been quiet, according to journalist Phil Hay.

Patrick Bamford has struggled this season and is yet to score a Premier League goal, prompting Leeds to enter the market for a new striker in the January window.

The club are thought to be after a new left-back, though a centre-forward to add more goals to the side is also a pressing matter. However, according to Hay, this search is quiet at the moment, with Jesse Marsch confident that Bamford can return to his best form.

Speaking on The Phil Hay Show, the journalist dampened hopes that an attacker could be set to come in soon as the window prepares to open.

He said: “It’s been quiet on the striker front, but the question keeps coming back to Marsch about how much he can rely on Bamford and he seems totally convinced that Bamford will get back to 100%.

“But that’s the problem, isn’t it – you don’t have the luxury in the league position Leeds are in to be without regular goals, to be without a regular No 9.”

TIF Thoughts on Leeds strikers…

Leeds are dangerously close to the relegation zone, and cannot afford to rely on Bamford for the rest of the season.

Rodrigo has been starting through the middle, but his inconsistency in front of goal means that in crucial moments, Leeds as a whole may struggle to score.

A more reliable No 9 in January could be the difference between survival and relegation, and if Leeds do not bring in a striker, we think it will be a huge gamble.

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