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Leeds: Gue-sung Cho can get Patrick Bamford firing

Leeds United have enjoyed a fine start to the January transfer window, having unloaded £47m to acquire Max Wober and Georginio Rutter.

This marks a true fighting stance from Jesse Marsch, who is clearly unwilling to just sit back and allow his side to slump into another relegation battle. They do sit just two points from Everton, Southampton and West Ham United however, who are all level on points at the foot of the table.

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What may have sparked this flurry of transfer activity is their poor form since the World Cup drew to a close and domestic football restarted, as the Whites are yet to pick up a win despite some spirited performances.

They seem to be creeping towards the wrong end of the table for a second successive season, and it is no surprise that this coincides with another campaign where Patrick Bamford has remained largely absent through injury.

In the last season and a half the 29-year-old has only mustered a combined 20 appearances but his last fully fit year saw him notch 17 goals and record eight assists.

Perhaps the key to recapturing some form could be reigniting the England forward, who was instrumental in their ninth-place finish that campaign.

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Having already signed one striker this window, perhaps a move for another could truly be the spark that forces Bamford back to his best, or else he risks his career on Elland Road coming to a close.

Therefore, the potential to acquire Cho-gue Sung for just €3m (£2.6m) could be a no-brainer.

The South Korean striker shot to fame with his exploits in Qatar, as his brace against Ghana made for one of the competition’s best group-stage matches.

Throughout the World Cup, the 6 foot 2 titan recorded a 7.03 average rating, which led journalist Pete O’Rourke to claim:

“He’s a physical player as well, he can score goals from aerial areas, and I think he’s definitely proven to be a real handful for defenders.“

But, it is domestically where he has truly been a consistent clinical asset.

In his last full season for his club, he would score 21 goals and assist a further five, suggesting that his international exploits were not a fleeting experience.

Handing the 24-year-old a chance in Europe could catapult him to further success, and with a host of offensive talent at Leeds already he would shoulder little burden.

What Cho might do is kickstart Bamford back into action, which would make his signing more than worth its weight in gold.