After a frustrating end to the Championship campaign last season owing to their dip in form during the business end, it would be of paramount importance for Leeds United to sign quality strikers if they are willing to erect a strong challenge for the promotion spots in the upcoming term.
The Whites banged 61 goals last season and it was their main gunman, Chris Wood, who scored 27 of them.
With almost 45% of the goals coming from Wood and considering that the next highest goal getters in the shapes of Kyle Bartley, Pablo Hernandez and Souleymane Doukara bagged 6 goals each, it goes without saying that Garry Monk’s successor must look for players to help the New Zealand international in sharing the responsibilities up front.
Here are three players whom the West Yorkshire based club could aim to sign:
If Leeds United are looking for a physically strong player who is well acquainted with the Championship, then Birmingham City’s Clayton Donalson may just be what they want.
The 33-year-old found the back of the net on 6 occasions in 23 games in the second division last season, apart from getting 1 assist to his name as well.
Besides, the Jamaican is versatile enough to ply his trade as a striker as well as on either wing and has garnered truckloads of experience under his belt throughout his career.
During his loan spell with Blackburn Rovers last season, Sam Gallagher’s 11 goals might have failed to save the Riversiders from getting relegated to League One, but he surely didn’t fail to carve a good name in the books of football fraternity.
His parent club, Southampton, might just be inclined to ship him out on loan for yet another season. The Peacocks must latch onto the opportunity to get this prolific poacher who is very sound in the air, is clinical, holds the ball well and can play as a striker, a left winger, right winger as well as on the left-hand side of the midfield.
Yes, it would be an investment involving a substantial fee but it would be a huge statement of intent from the Whites if they manage to get Leonardo Ulloa into their arsenal.
The Argentine striker, despite being a phenomenon goal getter, has fallen behind in the pecking order of the Foxes and a move to the Elland Road for finding a strong footing for himself once again should appeal the 30-year-old Premier League winner.
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