By definition; odd, strange or unexpected, but could a move so far out be a move in the right direction for Leeds?
That direction is up and the out of left field move is making a move for Premiership veteran Jon Walters.
The veteran forward looks set to depart Burnley in the January transfer window after recovering from an injury. The deal looks set to be on a short term basis and someone will get lucky with his signing and why not Leeds?
He’s not the most glamour signing, nor is he there for the long run. This is a short term loan deal that could benefit the club.
Walters can be a massive impact player even still at Premier League level and if a team could take the gamble on the Irishman, goals could come fluttering from aka Katy to May.
Although he’s not prolific, the 34-year old is brilliant at holding the ball up and supporting a more pacey and technical forward player and currently Leeds have them in abundance.
The likes of Saiz, Alioski and Roofe could be given ample time and space with a battler like Walters in the mix, even if he only came on when chasing a game.
He may not be a fan favourite or the blow out signing Leeds fans are hoping for, but he’s got the pedigree and could definitely be a good addition to a Leeds side that boasts so much attacking talent.
What’s your opinion? Could Walters be a good signing? Or is he too old and out of confidence to help Leeds’ promotion bid? Have your say in the comments below.
By Ryan Ingham