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Leeds could eye ‘new Bamford’ after sealing Wober

Leeds United are likely to make a new striker a priority after sealing their first signing of the January transfer window this week…

What’s the word?

The Yorkshire giants announced the arrival of versatile defender Max Wober in an £11m deal from RB Salzburg on Tuesday, reuniting with his ex-manager Jesse Marsch and two former teammates in Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson.

Now, according to transfer insider Dean Jones, the club could target a forward before the end of the month. When asked about the prospect of landing frontline reinforcements now that the Austrian is through the door, the journalist told GIVEMESPORT:

“Yeah, absolutely. This is the position that ultimately defines their season.

“Can they find a focal point in a team? A goalscorer? A new Patrick Bamford that they can lean on and know that those big moments, those big chances are going to be eaten up.”

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Striker solution needed

The Whites’ troubles up top stem from Bamford’s sorry injury record over the past 18 months. Since the start of the 2021/22 campaign, the Englishman has only been able to start 11 matches, coming off the back of a 17-goal and seven-assist return just a season earlier.

Bamford had undergone surgery during the recent World Cup break in a bid to be fit for the Premier League‘s return, however, Football Insider have revealed that there has been a setback in his recovery, meaning he’s set to remain out for the foreseeable future, which is terrible news for Marsch.

Leeds director of football Victor Orta is now in a race against time to find a viable solution before January 31st as technically, the 29-year-old is the only senior striker at the club. Rodrigo has filled in superbly, having bagged ten goals this term, whilst summer signing Wilfried Gnonto and players like Joe Gelhardt can also play there.

But that isn’t enough as the Yorkshiremen are merely another injury or further problems to Bamford away from a disaster, so strength in depth in the role is desperately needed.

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Whether they can find another version of the prime talisman, as Jones suggests, remains to be seen but they have been linked to a multitude of names, including Coventry City’s 12-goal bagsman Viktor Gyokeres and Southampton’s Che Adams.

There is certainly hope that they can give the remarks, so hopefully Orta can find the right man to help alleviate one of Marsch’s biggest problems at Elland Road at the moment.

AND in other news, Orta could sign Leeds’ next Milner in swoop for £40m “leader” who’s “Mr Dependable”