Leeds United are in dire need of a striker this month.
Fortunately, they seem to be looking in all of the right places, and if they bring in any of their current targets they won’t be replacing Eddie Nketiah, they’ll finally be replacing Chris Wood.
The Whites have seriously struggled for firepower since the New Zealand international swapped Elland Road for Turf Moor as the likes of Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford have all tried and failed to break the 20-goal barrier in the Championship.
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Wood was the division’s top scorer during his last season playing for the Whites, netting 27. Although Leeds have since reached new heights under Marcelo Bielsa, with the Argentine guiding them to an automatic promotion place, they’re still lacking that clinical edge the Burnley man provided.
The Yorkshire club could really do with a striker who can consistently find the net at this level, and that’s exactly what they’re going for.
Three of their targets, Billy Sharp, Che Adams and Dwight Gayle, all netted more than 20 goals in the Championship last term, and another man they’ve enquired about, Andre Gray, was the league’s top scorer the last time he played in the second-tier.
Leeds’ transfer policy when it comes to bringing in a new striker is loud and clear. They want a player who is a proven goalscorer at this level, and for the first time since Wood’s departure, it looks as if they’ll have a forward who can contend with the best finishers in the division.