Transfer Focus: Leeds giving up on big-name signings by targeting Brophy

According to a report by TEAMtalk, Leeds United are interested in signing Kilmarnock striker Eamonn Brophy this summer.

The forward wouldn’t cost a bomb, and he would provide the Whites with some much-needed reinforcement up top.

Brophy’s season

The 23-year-old has had a decent campaign up in Scotland. He has netted 11 goals in 32 games in the Scottish Premier League, and form like that has seen him garner interest from Rangers, Derby and of course Leeds.

Although many accuse the standard of football of being poor in the SPFL, Brophy has proven he has what it takes to make the move across to the Championship.

He has netted three goals against Celtic and Rangers this season, and with those two teams being of such quality he should have no problem adapting to new surroundings in England.

New approach

With Brophy likely to be available for a minimal fee, Leeds may have realised that spending big money on a striker isn’t always worth it.

The Yorkshire club forked out £10 million on Patrick Bamford this time last year, and that transfer didn’t pan out as they would have hoped.

The former Middlesbrough man only scored nine times for the Whites this season, which isn’t anywhere near good enough when you consider the number of chances his team created.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side actually had the worst conversion rate in the division, and bringing in someone who knows where the net is will certainly help fix that.

If Brophy comes to Elland Road, he will undoubtedly get better service than he currently gets at Rugby Park, and if he can bring over his striking instincts and finishing ability, there’s no reason he can’t become one of the most prolific strikers in the Championship.

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