Leeds should sign free agent Emmanuel Emenike to aid their promotion push

Leeds should make a move for free agent striker and former West Ham man Emmanuel Emenike to give them some added firepower up front and aid their push for promotion to the Premier League.

What’s the word, then?

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are currently top of the Championship and have an excellent chance of returning to the top-flight after a lengthy absence away from it. In Kemar Roofe, the Whites have one of the most in-form strikers in the second tier – the 25-year-old has 10 goals in 16 games and is spearheading the club’s promotion push.

Behind him, though, Leeds have no real dangerman who can keep Roofe on his toes and push him to perform at his maximum. Patrick Bamford is available but has just one league goal, whilst Samu Saiz is set to depart the club in January; Bielsa would be wise to replace the important Spaniard in January.

They won’t want to spend too much on a replacement, so perhaps a dip into the free agent market would be a wise move for the league leaders.

Who could they get?

Former West Ham striker Emmanuel Emenike is currently available for free after leaving Olympiakos in the summer. The 31-year-old only managed to make 10 appearances, but still scored four goals, but in what has been a key feature of his career, the Nigerian can still cause opposition defences a problem with his pace, power and movement.

As an option off the bench, purely to take advantage of tired opposition and allow Roofe to remain motivated and firing, a move for Emenike for the cost of nothing could be a stroke of genius for the promotion chasers.

Emenike has experience at the very top level of the game, often playing in the Champions League whilst with Spartak Moscow, something which could be invaluable for Leeds.