Danny Mills has hailed Sheffield United attacker David McGoldrick as a “proven goalscorer” in the Championship but questioned if he is the player Leeds United need this month.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Leeds defender pointed out McGoldrick has not found his goal touch in the top flight.

Football Insider recently revealed that Marcelo Bielsa’s side had set their sights on the 32-year-old forward even though Southampton attacker Che Adams remains the club’s first-choice target.

Mills explained that McGoldrick’s confidence is unlikely to be at its highest level at the moment even though he is a playing regularly for Chris Wilder’s high-flying side, who are sixth in the Premier League.

When asked about Leeds potentially swooping for McGoldrick, Mills told Football Insider: “Would he get the goals?

“He’s on a bit of a barren run himself, yes he’s done it before, but what’s his confidence like?

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“Is he the immediate person you need to get the goals? What says that he is going to come in and get the goals.

“Just because he’s done it before, what’s his confidence like? What’s his fitness like? As there are so many games in the Championship, we know how intense it is. 

“Yes, he was a proven goalscorer in the Championship, what six months ago? But he hasn’t been scoring a huge amount of goals so that has to come into play.”

The 32-year-old forward has played 19 times for Sheffield United this season but has not managed to hit the back of the net yet.

In his 2018/19 campaign, McGoldrick scored 15 goals and registered four assists in the 45 Championship outings he made.

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