Journalist Beren Cross has revealed that Leeds United are working on bringing in a new striker with Georginio Rutter, Viktor Gyokeres and Sebastian Driussi all targeted.
With the January transfer market now open, the Whites wasted little time in adding defender Max Wober from Red Bull Salzburg to their ranks as he was announced just three days into the window.
With that area of the field now strengthened, it looks as though the club are going to try and bring in some quality further up the field to help out with the attack.
For instance, recent reports have claimed that Hoffenheim forward Georginio Rutter is a key target. However, it seems as though other options, such as Gyokeres and Driussi are also being considered.
Indeed, in an article for LeedsLive, Cross explained: “A striker is being worked on. Leeds like Rutter, Gyokeres and Sebastian Driussi, who was linked with the Whites last November too.”
Gyokeres has been linked in recent weeks to a number of different Premier League clubs – including Brentford, Crystal Palace, and Everton – so Leeds might find it hard to win the race for the 24-year-old Coventry City striker.
Driussi is an interesting alternative target. As Cross mentions, Jesse Marsch’s side were touted as a possible destination for the player last year. Seeing as he netted 25 goals in all competitions for MLS side Austin FC in 2021/22 it’s not hard to see why he might have caught the eye of the Whites’ American manager either.
Rutter, though, seems to be the man closest to a move. As per reliable transfer source Fabrizio Romano, negotiations are already ‘very advanced’ with personal terms now sorted. The French striker is still only 20 years old but has already played 64 times for Hoffenheim, scoring 11 goals and setting up eight more.
With these three names being touted, it will certainly be interesting to see who Leeds opt to push the boat out for and if they can get anything over the line this month.