The Daily Mirror has broken a surprising story, which indicates that Chinese outfit Tianjin Quanjin are eyeing a move for Leeds United striker Chris Wood.
After it became clear that Diego Costa would not be leaving Chelsea this summer, therefore not becoming the latest Blues star to switch West London for the Far East, Chinese outfit Tianjin Quanjin have had to reassess their options.
It seems that they’ve come to a surprise conclusion, with it stated the club are eyeing a swoop for Leeds United striker Chris Wood- who has excelled in the Championship for Garry Monk’s promotion chasers, scoring 17 goals.
The New Zealand international, who has also been linked with West Ham during this window, is a key-part of the Peacocks side but could be tempted to join the mega-rich league, as he’d likely enjoy a huge pay-rise for the switch.
Many players have been criticised for switching European football for the riches of China in recent years, with it being seen as a lack of ambition, but for a player plying their trade outside of the top division it should certainly be considered.
Had this been the Leeds side of years gone, Wood would be advised to jump at chance. As it stands, however, Leeds have a strong chance of returning to the Premier League for the first time since 2004- as they currently sit third in the table.
Enjoying great form and attracting interest of top-flight clubs, Wood may find himself playing in the Premier League next season, whether that be with Leeds or elsewhere, so the best bet for the 25-year-old is to reject a move this month.