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Exclusive: Ex-Leeds star drops big transfer claim

Former Leeds United ace Jon Newsome believes that the club need to sign a striker to add depth to their squad this summer.

The Whites finished the season in the top-half of the table, thanks largely to the excellent form of Patrick Bamford up front.

The former Chelsea striker scored 17 goals and laid on eight assists in 38 games, playing a part in every single game in the top-flight.

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Rodrigo, a forward who was signed in the summer, struggled to provide consistent back-up, as he battled injury woes and made just 14 starts, primarily as an attacking midfielder.

Tyler Roberts is another who could be seen as back-up to Bamford but he has scored just eight goals in 82 games for the club.

As a result, Newsome thinks that Leeds are light up front, and need to bring a new forward into the club in order to give Bamford some genuine support.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “Yeah I think so, I think Rodrigo didn’t have an amazing start.

“He’s had a bit of a stop-start season through injury. The back end of the season, he’s come to the fore and shown what he’s about and I’m excited to see what he does next season, in all honesty.

“Pablo Hernandez has left, we know that, Tyler Roberts has worked tirelessly and had a bit of a difficult season, I think. He’s had lots of game time but only broke his duck towards the end of the season in the second to the last game, that’s obviously a weight off his back, but if Patrick doesn’t play, gets injured or suspended, then I think we’re a little bit short up at the top of the field.”

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