Christiansen delivers update on Leeds search for a new striker after win v Nottingham Forest
By Harvey Byrne
Manager Thomas Christiansen has told that Leeds will have to see what the right type of player they want to bring in is as they continue their search for a new striker before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
The Yorkshire giants have recently been linked with a number of forwards with Preston’s Jordan Hugill and Malmo’s Pawel Cibicki both being of reported interest to the Elland Road outfit following the £15million sale of star Chris Wood to Premier League side Burnley.
However, following Christiansen’s transfer update after Saturday afternoon’s 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest it would seem that a player has not yet been identified as the replacement for the New Zealand star.
The Danish manager refused to give too many details away in his press conference and seemed to indicate that Leeds were still scouring the market for a player who they deemed suitable to make the move across to the north of England.
Christiansen’s press conference was covered by Yorkshire Evening Post writer Lee Sobot on Sunday afternoon via his personal Twitter account.
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TC, asked last night if #lufc will sign another striker: "We have to see what is the exact situation or type of player we want to bring"
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) August 27, 2017
Leeds have already added 12 senior players to their first team squad this summer, including permanent deals for both Pontus Jansson and Hadi Sacko alongside loan moves for Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Matthew Pennington.
Those signings have allowed the club to perch in third place unbeaten in each of their five league matches and they will now be able to focus on the rest of the transfer window with their next fixture coming up in two weeks time due to the international break.
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