Leeds must win race for the ever-improving Curtis

According to TEAMtalk, Leeds United are in the race to sign Portsmouth forward Ronan Curtis, but will face competition from Leicester City and Sheffield United.

What’s the story?

Curtis was born in London, but moved to Derry City’s academy in 2014, and managed 19 goals in 93 appearances for the Northern Irish outfit before moving on.

It was Portsmouth that signed the centre-forward in May, and he has gone from strength to strength since arriving in English football.

This term, Curtis has scored six times and registered five assists in 13 appearances, and it is not a surprise that a number of clubs are being linked with a move.

According to TEAMtalk, Leeds are in the hunt along with Leicester and Sheffield United, although as many as 30 clubs are believed to be tracking him.

Portsmouth are said to be aware of the interest, with the League One outfit accepting that it will be difficult to keep Curtis beyond the end of the winter transfer window.

Should Leeds make a January move?

Kemar Roofe has been Leeds’ main source of goals this season, but Patrick Bamford is currently on the sidelines with a knee problem, and the Whites are not exactly full of options when it comes to strikers.

Curtis is attracting interest from a host of clubs, but he would not break the bank for Leeds, and could turn out to be a very good signing.

Portsmouth do have the 6ft striker on a contract until the summer of 2020, but TEAMtalk has claimed that Pompey are ‘bracing themselves for offers in January’.

In truth, Curtis has already demonstrated that he is too good for League One level, and Leeds should ensure that they win the race for the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international at the start of 2019.