Leeds United have been backed to sign a new striker “sooner rather than later”…
What’s the word?
According to Sky Sports reporter Tim Thornton, the Whites’ faithful should expect movement in the transfer market in the near future, with less than five weeks to go until deadline day.
The Yorkshire side have been linked with moves for attacking Ligue 1 duo Arnaud Kalimuendo of Paris Saint-Germain and Martin Terrier of Stade Rennes in recent weeks.
Do Leeds need to sign a new striker?
“They would probably be at the top end of the budget,” the journalist told GIVEMESPORT.
“I’m not saying they wouldn’t pay the money for those players but they will look at different options, and I don’t think they’ve sort of made a final decision in terms of who they’re going to bring in yet. But there could be movement sooner rather than later.”
Exciting news at Elland Road
Director of football Victor Orta has been a very busy man in the transfer window so far, sealing moves for as many as six new signings, ranging from RB Salzburg duo Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen to Feyenoord sensation Luis Sinisterra.
Of course, the Whites have had to replace some key figures: Kalvin Phillips, who has joined defending Premier League champions Manchester City, and Raphinha, who sealed his dream move to Barcelona.
But one problem still lingers at Elland Road and that’s upfront.
Last season, both current manager Jesse Marsch and his predecessor Marcelo Bielsa suffered immensely due to the various injuries picked up by Patrick Bamford, who was the club’s top goalscorer a season earlier.
In his absence, Leeds lacked a senior alternative, with winger Dan James and U23 gem Joe Gelhardt often being deployed up top on their own.
And whilst the England international appears to be back fit this pre-season, it would still be wise to find a viable option to not just provide backup but also challenge him for that starting spot in Marsch’s squad.
Both Kalimuendo and Terrier are exciting names and would be fine additions to add to their business so far, and with Thornton suggesting that there could be some movement soon, supporters around west Yorkshire should be absolutely buzzing as Orta isn’t finished yet.
It remains to be seen exactly who could walk through the door next at Elland Road but with less than five weeks to go in the window, we should expect something to happen in the near future, going by the reliable Sky Sports man’s comments.
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