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Augustin isn’t enough to fix Leeds’ striker woes

Leeds United may soon be a Premier League side.

Unfortunately, the reality is that promotion isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, often teams go up and get beat almost every week before coming crashing back down to earth with relegation, just look at Norwich and Fulham over the past two years.

However, the signs are there to suggest that won’t happen to Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

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The Whites have shown their class against Premier League opposition this season, as they gave a brilliant account of themselves against Arsenal that had pundits across the land raving about their style of play.

Yet, on that day the Whites were still beaten 1-0, and that’s in spite of the fact they had more possession, created more chances and had more shots on target than the Gunners.

It’s all well and good playing nice football, but if there’s nobody able to put the ball in the net it’s futile.

Patrick Bamford’s finishing has been a problem all season, with the striker massively underperforming his xG, and it’s clear United need another striker.

Luckily they have a €21m (£19.12m) deal lined up for a forward who has scored goals in the Champions League for when they get promoted.

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Unfortunately, that deal is for Jean-Kevin Augustin.

Augustin may yet be a good addition to the Leeds squad, and it would be stupid to write him off after just 49 minutes of action, but the fact that he’s played so little shows that he may not be the answer.

It seems that Bielsa simply doesn’t rate him that highly, refusing to give him a real run in the side, and even when he has played he’s not been all that good.

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If Leeds’ problem position is up front, they’ll need more than just Augustin to fix the issues that have been plaguing them all season.

In other news, signing this 17 y/o could fix one big problem at Leeds.

Article title: Augustin isn’t enough to fix Leeds’ striker woes

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