Leeds United’s search to replace the fire-power of Ross McCormack has reportedly thrust them into the hands of Southampton’s want-away striker Billy Sharp.
But another option the Yorkshire outfit should be considering is a bid for Leicester City front-man Chris Wood. The towering Aussie was expected to join Wolves amid interest from several Championship sides but recent speculation suggests the Molineux deal has now broken down:
It gives Leeds a fantastic opportunity to weigh in, and Wood certainly has the quality to address the goal-scoring gulf McCormack has left behind at Elland Road.
He’s netted 36 times in his last 107 Championship appearances, and measuring in at 6 foot 3, uses his height and strength well to bring others into the game.
Here’s a look at the former West Brom youngster in action:
An argument could be had to suggest Wood is too similar to Leeds target man Matt Smith, but at just 22 years of age he’s a fantastic prospect that the Whites would be wise to get their hands on.