Leeds United, after their 3-4 defeat at the hands of Millwall at the Elland Road on Saturday, have put themselves in a massive predicament. The Whites have been able to muster merely a point from their last 4 league outings and as a result, they have fallen to the 10th spot in the Championship table with 43 points to their name after 28 encounters.
Thomas Christiansen’s side might have already signed Aapo Halme, Adam Forshaw, Yosuke Ideguchi and Laurens De Bock this month, but there are still a lot of areas that they need to amend. Strengthening their forward line does hold a paramount importance and the Yorkshire-based outfit must do the needful in the coming days to enhance their chances of promotion.
As per one of the latest reports by Mirror, Leeds United have put West Bromwich Albion’s promising forward, Tyler Roberts, on their radar and are keen to lure him to Elland Road this month. Apart from Leeds, Rangers and Marseille are also monitoring him closely, which implies that it won’t be that straightforward in signing the forward.
Besides, The Sun have reported lately that the Baggies have rejected a bid of £4million from Christiansen’s camp. But his contract with the Premier League strugglers expires at the end of the season, and given that an extension of his stay might not happen, Alan Pardew might be eventually tempted to let him leave the Hawthorns this month.
Career so far
Roberts has struggled to cement his place in the senior side but has accumulated plenty of experience. He saw quite a bit of game time during his loan spells with Oxford United and Shrewsbury Town and is currently out on loan with Walsall. In 17 appearances in League One, he has scored 5 goals and thus, the 19-year-old has emerged as a wanted man.
Should Leeds make a better offer?
The Welsh youngster is capable enough to ply his trade as a striker, as well as a winger and his versatility, might have appealed the Peacocks. Despite being a youngster, he has shown immense maturity and composure up front and has emerged as someone who sniffs for goal-scoring opportunities.
He is a hard-working lad and given the calibre that he has been showcasing of late, he might be able to bring some X-factor to Leeds’ attack.
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