Leeds United are gearing up in the transfer market.
Having already made three signings this window in Laurens De Bock, Yosuke Ideguchi and Aapo Halme; the club are now said to be targeting their next problem area.
Goals don’t come cheap and with Leeds not utilising the £16million fee received for the sale of Chris Wood well enough in the summer, it’s looking likely they may have to this month if they are to continue their promotion push.
Summer signings Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Pawel Cibicki, Caleb Ekuban and Jay Roy Grot have not added the goals that Leeds have desired although some of them have given us some good displays during the start of the season.
Now that it’s the business end of the season Leeds are said to be targeting a new striker to add much needed goals to their front line.
The player in question? Aleksandar Prijovic. The former Derby County striker never featured for the Rams but has now started to carve a career out in Europe.
The current PAOK forward has spent time at no fewer than seven clubs after his spell at Derby and now sees himself as an integral forward for the Greek outfit, scoring an impressive 24 goals in 42 appearances.
The 27-year old has been in and around the goals all season for PAOK and has scored 14 in 20 games, proving once again that he’s got what it takes to be the leading man.
Although his current club have placed an €8.8million release clause into his contract, it’s understood Leeds could reach an agreement for half of that and sign the striker for as little as £4million, a fairly reasonable fee for a striker who has also been courted by Wolves.
If Leeds are to agree a fee for the striker, it would show the fans that the club do mean business and hopefully add some much needed goals to the squad.
By Ryan Ingham