Christiansen: This is all that is needed to be satisfied with Leeds squad
By Danny Wright
Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen has made it clear that he is just one striker away from being “satisfied” with his squad with transfer deadline day now less than a week away.
The Whites have been one of the busiest Championship teams in the transfer market this summer, with the squad looking barely recognisable to Garry Monk’s nearly-men of last season.
Chris Wood left Elland Road earlier this week to join Burnley in a deal worth £15million but while Jay-Roy Grot has since been brought in, Christiansen is still eager to find that man who can fill the void left by the New Zealand international.
“I believe that with one (more) striker we will be very satisfied with the squad that we have,” he said, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Lee Sobot on his personal Twitter account on Friday.
One more and that's it? Christiansen: "I believe that with one (more) striker we will be very satisfied with the squad that we have" #lufc
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) August 25, 2017
Caleb Ekuban is likely to miss this weekend’s trip to Nottingham Forest, meaning that teenager Grot could be in line to earn his debut just days after sealing his move to Yorkshire.
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Kemar Roofe is also a viable option to lead the attack after his hat-trick in midweek earned Leeds a Carabao Cup third round tie with Wood’s new side Burnley.
The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Middlesbrough’s Rudy Gestede, Preston’s Jordan Hugill and Norwich City’s Nelson Oliveira are all being considered by the Whites, who have a bit of money to spend following Wood’s big-money switch to Turf Moor.