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Exclusive: David Norris hints at potential Bamford-Batshuayi partnership at Leeds

Patrick Bamford and Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi playing together could be a possibility, says former Leeds United midfielder David Norris.

Bamford was Leeds’ first-choice No.9 last season, featuring in all 38 Premier League games under Marcelo Bielsa.

However, he could have some competition in the new campaign in the form of Batshuayi, with The Telegraph reporting earlier this month that the Whites are interested in signing the £90,000-a-week star.

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Norris, though, thinks both forwards playing alongside each other is also a possibility, feeling that Bielsa needs a plan B for the 2020/21 campaign.

“It’d be interesting to see how they would play that, whether it would be one for one or they try to play them [Bamford and Batshuayi] together somehow,” the ex-Leeds player said in an interview with FFC.

“It’s something different because Leeds have had their season now and teams are going to know a lot more about them, so they’re going to be a bit more aware of how to stop them. So they’re going to need a plan B and plan C.”

The above is certainly something for Bielsa to consider. While Leeds suffering from second season syndrome or being found out, similar to what happened to Sheffield United, is not an inevitability, a plan B could still be useful.

Having two goalscorers on the pitch like Bamford and Batshuayi could easily turn a draw into a win. Ultimately, signing the Belgium international does not sound like the worst idea.

Article title: Exclusive: David Norris hints at potential Bamford-Batshuayi partnership at Leeds

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