Leeds United are working on a deal to bring a new centre-forward to Elland Road in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report by the Yorkshire Evening Post (via Leeds All Over), who claim that, following the recent signings of central midfielder Marc Roca, right-back Rasmus Kristensen and attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson, Victor Orta has now turned his attention in the market to the addition of a new striker.
The report goes on to state that, while the director of football has a number of candidates on his transfer shortlist for a new centre-forward, there is one player in particular who the Spaniard is targeting to become the Whites’ fourth signing of the summer window.
In the report, it is stated: “Leeds’ search for a striker goes on. They have a number of other targets for the role and director of football Victor Orta is currently working on landing one of them to strengthen Jesse Marsch’s attacking options.”
While the identity of Orta’s fourth target in the summer transfer window is not revealed by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the news that the club have identified and are currently working on a deal for a specific player in the position is sure to have left the Elland Road faithful buzzing.
Indeed, with Patrick Bamford having spent the vast majority of the club’s 2021/22 campaign sidelined due to various injuries, it was clear for all to see just how much Jesse Marsch’s side lacked a backup option to the England international in spearheading the Whites’ attack.
It is true that both Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood – who featured in 20 and seven Premier League fixtures respectively last term, with the former bagging two goals – are exciting options for the future in the position, however, with only right-winger Raphinha reaching double figures in league goals in 21/22, it is obvious that Marsch requires greater depth up top.
As such, the fact that Orta is currently working on a deal for a new striker is undoubtedly fantastic news for everyone involved with the Whites, not least the club’s American head coach.