Journeyman Felipe Caicedo could be Leeds’ ace in the pack next season

Leeds United transfer target Felipe Caicedo is edging closer to a move to Elland Road according to Italian news outlet Il Tempo as cited in TalkSport.

What’s the story?

The former Manchester City striker only moved to Lazio last summer and he went on to make 22 appearances, scoring three goals for the Italian outfit.

However it’s worth bearing in mind that 18 of those appearances came via the substitutes bench and he actually averaged a goal every 234 minutes, a tally that would equate to 18 goals over the course of a 46 game Championship season.

The Ecuador international, valued at £2.25million on Transfermarkt, has been transfer listed by Lazio and according to the report, he is edging ever closer to sealing a move to Leeds.

An experienced choice

Marcelo Bielsa knows he has to sort out his attacking options at Leeds as they only managed to score 59 goals last season, ten of which came from their second top-scorer Pierre-Michel Lasogga who has returned from his loan to Hamburger SV.

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With potential moves for Matej Vydra and Jerry Mbakogu also in the pipeline, Leeds could have a whole new frontline which could dominate the Championship.

At 29, journeyman Caicedo has played all over Europe and can lend some know-how and experience as well as chipping in with key goals.