Danny Mills has suggested Leeds United may already have been promoted if they had signed Che Adams in January.
The former Whites and Manchester City right-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, rued another game characterised by missed chances as Marcelo Bielsa’s side drew at home to Luton Town on Tuesday.
Big misses from Patrick Bamford and Helder Costa cost Leeds two points at home to the Championship strugglers but a 1-1 draw was enough to keep them top of the Championship table.
The club agreed a fee of £19million with Southampton for striker Che Adams in January only for Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to pull the plug on the deal.
Mills claimed both Adams, and Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic would have scored a hatful of goals were they playing in this Bielsa side.
“Same old story with Leeds. Creating so many chances but just cannot get the ball in the net,” he told Football Insider.
“I do wonder if Leeds had, say, Mitrovic up front – how many goals would he have scored this season? Lots, I would suggests.
“Che Adams – how many goals would he have scored if Leeds had managed to sign him in January?
“They have just got to hope that the lack of clinical finishing does not cost them promotion.
“If they continue playing they way they do there is every chance they get promoted. 7 points should be enough with everything that is going on.”
Mitrovic is the Championship’s top scorer, along with Brentford’s Ollie Watkins, on 23 goals.
Adams has struggled for game time at Southampton and has featured predominantly as a substitute in his 30 appearances this campaign.
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