As Leeds look to bolster their options in this new year, they find themselves linked with numerous names across the board. One man who has appeared on their radar is Algeria international Andy Delort.
According to Football Insider, the Whites and owner Andrea Radrizzani have been offered the Montpellier striker amid a financial crisis in the Ligue 1 club. Should they entertain these talks, Marcelo Bielsa may be forced to stray from his 4-1-4-1 comfort zone.
Leeds United are struggling to register positive results in the Premier League at the moment. They have lost their last three fixtures on the bounce and will be facing Newcastle in their next top flight hurdle. In their last ten matches, they have netted 16 goals, which is flattered by their impressive 5-0 win over West Brom and 5-2 victory in the reverse fixture against the Magpies, via Sofascore.
The Whites have not found the back of the net in their last three outings, which is starting to become a concern for Marcelo Bielsa. Whilst he does have the clinical Patrick Bamford at his disposal, it’s not enough to carry Leeds to a much-needed win. As such, Victor Orta and co must prioritise a new attacking option this window.
Delort could be the ideal new addition to the team, given the fact he has already tallied nine goals and six assists in 18 Ligue 1 appearances for Montpellier. He has already surpassed his record from last campaign and looks as though he could bag a hatful more towards the end of the season, via Transfermarkt.
His goal return is similar to Bamford’s (10) but he has more assists which shows he is a more creative striker. The Leeds dynamo is a typical goalscorer whereas £24,000 per week Delort is comfortable creating play as well as knocking the goals into the net. This could really benefit Bamford and help Leeds conjure up more dangerous play which will catch the opposition off-guard.
Delort was recently confirmed to be “faster than Mbappe”, after clocking a faster sprint speed than the global household name. This will also threaten opposing defences and can be lethal in counter-attacks.
It will force Bielsa to scrap his preferred formation, but seeing as Leeds are yet to score in their last three, the Argentinian must be prepared to go bold if he wants to register some wins.
In other news, Leeds must splash on signing Ryan Kent from Rangers…