'Worth a punt' - Leeds fans react to reported interest in Champions League striker
By Danny Wright
Leeds are reportedly in the race to sign Astana striker Junior Kabananga – and fans have taken to Twitter to complain about yet another attacking player being linked with a move to Elland Road.
It is understood that the Whites are in pole position to snap up the DR Congo international and add yet another striker to what is already a rather top-heavy squad.
Chris Wood, Caleb Ekuban, Souleymane Doukara and Marcus Antonsson are already on the books at Elland Road even though manager Thomas Christiansen looks as though he will employ a system which includes a lone striker up front.
That means that should Kabananga join Leeds, they will be inundated with players that are vying for one spot in the first-team, which is likely to be occupied by Wood for most of the campaign.
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That appears to be where the worry lies for the Leeds supporters, who seem to prefer it if their club would focus on bolstering their defence before anything else.
However one fan admits that he “could be worth a punt”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
interesting possibility. Only a YouTube video to try to assess, but first touch looks extremely good. Makes the rest easier.
— Alistair Walker (@8ballali) August 8, 2017
Never heard of him
— Mark Taylor (@MarkTaylor1979) August 7, 2017
— Ben (@ben_seldon) August 7, 2017
— Ian (@leedsio) August 7, 2017
Waste of money. Need a CB.
— Matt (@MattistutaG) August 7, 2017
— Daniel Lloyd-Tompkin (@DanielLloydLUFC) August 7, 2017
Ffs why don't we play Antonsson?. There's a good player there if used right & he WANTS TO PLAY for Leeds
Give the lad a fair chance
— viv charleston (@yoda_180) August 7, 2017
He destroyed Legia Warsaw in UCL qualification, but we don't need another winger.
— Krzysztof Wrzal (@KrzysztofWrzal) August 8, 2017
Congo have produced some baller forwards in the last few years, Bakambu being the best probably. Could be worth a punt.
— ETHAN (@EthanFromOnline) August 7, 2017
Kabananga will be hoping to help Astana reach the group stages of the Champions League this month, but his side will have to beat Scottish champions Celtic over two legs before he can showcase his talents on a much bigger stage.
In other Leeds news, fans have reacted on Twitter to the confirmed news of yet another defender signing.