Leeds United are now plotting a move for Major League Soccer star Brandon Vazquez, though it may not happen in this transfer window…
That’s according to CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs, who delivered an update on the Whites’ search for a new striker to Twitter, where he revealed their interest in the FC Cincinnati forward.
“Cincinnati’s Brandon Vazquez another forward being tracked, but told unlikely Leeds will move this summer. 15 MLS goals this season and USMNT cap very possible soon. Marsch a fan but he’s a long- not short-term option (and solution),” he tweeted.
Earlier this month, it’s thought that Mexican side Chivas were keen on signing him but the Orange and Blue were keen on $5m (£4m) to let him go.
The 23-year-old colossus would be something of a dream signing for fellow American Jesse Marsch as the 6 foot 3 forward could be Leeds’ leading man for many years to come.
Vazquez has been in red-hot form this campaign, providing Cincinnati with 15 goals in just 24 appearances, including seven goals in his last seven outings, as per Transfermarkt.
And with the Ohio-based natives in the hunt for a place in the playoffs, it makes sense that this deal may not happen until the end of the year, at the earliest.
Given his stature and physicality, the USA U23 international has been lauded as “strong in the air” but he is also said to have “clever footwork” and “confident hold-up play,” according to The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas.
Meanwhile, Vazquez himself believes he’s got “a bit of everything” as a centre-forward.
Marsch and his home country have gone hand-in-hand throughout his managerial career and the Yorkshire giants have borne fruit from that already, with the arrivals of Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams, both of whom have become instant starters at Elland Road.
The Whites are also in need of additional options compared to Patrick Bamford, who has suffered from plenty of injuries over the past year or so.
Also dubbed a “ruthless goalscoring machine” by 90min journalist Chris Smith, it’s clear that Vazquez could be the man to lead the Marsch era into the long-term future.