January is upon us and it looks as if Leeds United are going to be left in a spot of trouble in one position.
Eddie Nketiah looks set to be recalled by Arsenal, and that means that United need a new striker next month.
Fortunately, the Whites have a player in mind, but Phil Hay has now outlined a couple of problems that the Yorkshire outfit could face when trying to land Che Adams.
The journalist wrote an article outlining the Whites’ intentions in the January transfer window.
Understandably, one fan in the comments had reservations about the club’s chances of signing the Sainats forward. Hay then replied with the following.
“A couple of problems with Adams – one of them being that he has been involved recently. Another being that he will surely want to play wherever he goes. But Leeds do seem to think he’ll be made available, and that they’ve got a serious chance.”
Luckily for Leeds, one of these issues is easily fixable.
Adams will want to play wherever he goes, and while Patrick Bamford has been Bielsa’s clear first-choice this term, the former Birmingham man is proven quality at this level – shown by his nominations for the division’s Player of the Year award last term.
The club need to give the player assurances that he will be first-choice, and unlike with Nketiah in the summer, the Elland Road outfit can feel confident that the 23-year-old will perform in the Championship.
That being said, it’s difficult to see another player coming in and replacing Bamford who has started all but one game this term.
The issue that isn’t fixable, therefore, is the fact that he’s now starting to play on a more regular basis. If he continues to do so you imagine Leeds will have to give up on Adams and pursue another target.
In other news, Leeds fans have been trying to name their Player of the Decade.