£6.5m Monk signing now reportedly wants to quit, will be perfect to boost Leeds promotion push
It has all gone very quiet at Leeds United in terms of transfers, but Thomas Christiansen and Victor Orta must keep working around the clock to try and bolster the squad with just days to go until the transfer window slams shut.
By the end of play on Wednesday, Leeds could have a squad that is destined by mid-table mediocrity, or one that is ready launch a push for the top six to seal a play-off spot.
One player that the Whites must look to sign is Middlesbrough forward Ashley Fletcher, who has previously been linked with a move to Elland Road.
Garry Monk signed Fletcher, 22, in the summer for £6.5million from West Ham and now the Mirror has reported in their live transfer blog on Sunday [01:03pm] that the former England Under-20s international wants to quit the Riverside.
Norwich, Barnsley and Sunderland are said to be interested in the ex-Hammers striker – but Leeds should do their utmost to add themselves to that list.
Fletcher has bags of potential but simply is not getting the game time at Boro.
That’s not because he is no good, it’s because he is having to compete with the likes of Britt Assombalonga, Patrick Bamford, Rudy Gestede and Martin Braithwaite to get into Tony Pulis’ starting line-up.
All of them four would be quality signings for Leeds, so the next in the pecking order would also be a decent purchase.
A last-gasp move to potentially sign Fletcher on a cheap deal, or even a loan, would be a perfect bit business for the Yorkshire giants and he would no doubt boost their push for promotion to the Premier League.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in the hunt to sign this dazzling right-sided flyer from a top six club.
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