With Leeds showing a lack of firepower in the final third last season, Garry Monk is surely looking at how to bolster his attacking lineup come August.
Monk may look to add not one but two forwards to support the form-of-his-life forward Chris Wood for next season. Wood finished with 30 goals in all competitions for Leeds, more than 50% of their entire goal tally.
As Monk looks toward signing improvements on our frontline, one striker could be a welcome addition for a minuet fee.
In my opinion, Daryl Murphy could be a fantastic addition to our firepower and wouldn't cost a bomb when it came to securing his services.
The former 14/15 Championship top goal scorer is currently plying his trade on the St James' Park subs bench and may look to move on for the better of his career this summer.
Murphy is now 34-years old and will be surplus to requirements after Newcastle successfully returned to the Premier League this season. The ROI forward was used sparingly for the bench and still pulled together 6 goals from 15 appearances this season.
If anything, he's a worthy gamble and light on the cash in order for Monk to go ahead and bring in a higher class of striker with the cash we'd save from Murphy. He's shown before that he's got the power and somewhat pace to challenge Championship defenders and he's deadly in front of goal.
He's not the most exciting signing, but he is a smart move that could provide Leeds with at least double figures if given the opportunity in front of goal.
What's your opinion? Would Murphy be a good signing? Or is the former hitman now past it? Have your say in the comments below.
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