BBC Radio Leeds pundit Noel Whelan has admitted that he is shocked Leeds United failed to try and sign Cameron Jerome before he moved to Derby earlier this week.
Jerome, 31, completed his switch from Norwich to Pride Park on Tuesday in a deal worth £1.5million to help Gary Rowett’s side in their bid for promotion to the Premier League.
And now, former Leeds player Whelan believes that he would have been a brilliant addition to Thomas Christiansen’s strikeforce due to his physical presence and affordable price-tag.
“I’m a little surprised Leeds have not considered Cameron jerome for a £1.5m price tag but it’s good enough for derby sitting in 2nd place, it baffles me when at such a great price a handful on his day and could lead the line so well,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Thursday.
I'm a little surprised Leeds have not considered Cameron jerome for a 1.5m price tag but it's good enough for derby sitting in 2nd place , it baffles me when at such a great price a handful on his day and could lead the line so well
— Noel David Whelan (@NoelDavidWhelan) January 17, 2018
Christiansen has hinted that me may be in for a new striker at some point this month with his summer signings failing to impress.
Jay-Roy Grot is yet to score a single goal following his move from the Netherlands while Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s form has dropped off a cliff after looking like an impressive acquisition in his first few appearances for the Whites.
Kemar Roofe has become Christiansen’s go-to choice up front in recent weeks, but Whelan clearly believes that it is an area that Leeds should be looking to invest in.
However no bids have been reported yet from Leeds to sign a centre-forward who have experience in the Championship and can replace the goals lost when Chris Wood moved to Burnley in the summer.