Leeds should make move for free agent Aaron Olanare

Nigeria international Aaron Olanare is currently available on a free transfer, and Leeds United should attempt to bring the centre-forward to Elland Road.

What’s the word, then?

Leeds further boosted their front-line with the arrival of Izzy Brown on loan from Chelsea at the end of next month, with the attacker joining the likes of Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe in the final third of the field.

Tyler Roberts has also returned from injury to boost the squad, whilst Sam Dalby is one to potentially watch for the Championship club this season.

The Whites do not have a great deal of experience in the striker department, however, and it is important for the club to have options as they chase promotion to the Premier League.

As a result, head coach Marcelo Bielsa should be looking at a potential deal for Olanare, who is available on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old is currently without a club following his release from CSKA Moscow, and he has previously been linked with a move to Newcastle United.

Who is Aaron Olanare?

A seven-time Nigeria international, Olanare started his professional career with Shooting Stars, before representing Norwegian outfit Valerenga during the 2012-13 season.

Olanare then scored 10 league goals for Sarpsborg 08 before moving to Chinese outfit Guanzghou R&F, where he managed 15 goals in 35 appearances.

The centre-forward has most recently been with CSKA, although he spent part of last season on loan at Amkar Perm, netting twice in nine appearances for the Russian outfit.

Olanare will not turn 25 until next June, but he already has a lot of experience in the game, and has shown that he knows how to find the back of the net.

It is perhaps not a signing that would capture the attention of the football world, but Bielsa should be looking to bring in a player who could prove key in Leeds’ promotion bid.