Leeds should move for Caicedo this summer

Lazio forward Felipe Caicedo would welcome the chance to move to Leeds United this summer, according to Spanish publication Diario La Grada – via Sports Witness.

What’s the story?

It is not exactly a secret that new Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa wants to improve his strike force this summer, and a number of players have been linked with a move to Elland Road.


Abel Hernandez – now a free agent following his departure from Hull City – has been mentioned, whilst Derby County’s Matej Vydra is also believed to be an option.

However, according to Spanish publication Diario La Grada – via Sports Witness – Leeds want to bring Caicedo back to England in this summer’s transfer window.

The report goes on to claim that Caicedo would welcome the opportunity to ply his trade in the English game once again having previously turned out for Manchester City between 2008 and 2011.

Should Leeds make a move?

It would be fair to say that the 29-year-old did not exactly enjoy the best of seasons at Lazio having made the move to the Italian club from Espanyol last summer.

Caicedo netted 24 goals across three seasons with Espanyol before joining Lazio, but he only scored three Serie A goals during the 2017-18 campaign.

There is no question that the centre-forward has talent, however, and he actually managed seven goals in 25 matches for Man City during the 2008-09 campaign.

Caicedo has not really lived up to the promise that he showed at Basel in the early stages of his career, but he could be an absolute beast for Leeds at Championship level.

Indeed, standing at 6ft 1in and with an impressive frame, he could be just the type of target man that Leeds need to sign in this summer’s transfer window.

Valued at just £2.25m by Transfermarkt, Bielsa’s side would not have to break the bank for the former Ecuador international, meanwhile, and he would be a fine addition.