By Alex Stevens
Leeds have made a move to sign Grimsby goal machine Omar Bogle – and fans of the Yorkshire giants have taken to Twitter to express their delight.
Sky Sports claim on their transfer centre blog (Friday, 4.49pm) that Leeds are trying to beat second-tier rivals Brentford and Rotherham to the signing of the prolific striker.
It is said that Leeds and Brentford have made approaches Grimsby about capturing the forward in the final days of the January transfer window following a rejected bid from Rotherham of £850,000.
The Guardian have reported that Leeds are preparing a bid for the 24-year-old on the back of his exploits in the opening half of the season as they edge closer to signing him.
Leeds have turned their attention to Bogle as they aim to sign the striker craved by manager Garry Monk before next Tuesday’s deadline.
Monk has made it clear he wants attacking reinforcements, with his priority a striker to provide back-up to 20-goal leading scorer Chris Wood.
Like the New Zealand international, Bogle has been in outstanding goal form this season and Leeds fans are excited at the possibility of their club landing a proven scorer.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter;
#lufc Hope Omar Bogle can hit them like his fellow countryman Yeboah. Thats if he’s incoming. If not then I hope he can’t tie his own laces
— Zeta LUFC Reticuli (@Ned_Gaine) January 27, 2017
If we’re in for Lawrence or Bogle I’d prefer Bogle. His physical attributes are similar to Wood and I think we need like for like #lufc
— Jonty (@MultiJono88) January 27, 2017
I’d like Bogle looks to have bags of potential #lufc
— Irish_Leeds (@Irish_Leeds) January 27, 2017
C’mon sign Bogle, basically a Heskey version of Jamie Vardy #lufc
— Ollie (@Hayward_Ollie) January 27, 2017
Omar Bogle comes out of nowhere, big Champs clubs after him and doesn’t hand in transfer request. I’d bid for his class attitude alone #lufc
— Got proper Monk on. (@EVANSlufc) January 27, 2017
— Wayne Gardiner (@mrwayneg) January 27, 2017
Bogle and Lawrence would be very good, always been impressed with Lawrence when I’ve seen him #lufc
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) January 27, 2017
Bogle has been in outstanding goalscoring form for Grimsby this season, scoring 19 goals in 26 league matches and providing five assists.
The England C international has a fine record since joining Grimsby from non-league outfit Solihull in the summer of 2015, with 76 games in all appearances for the club yielding 35 goals and 15 assists.
The fourth-tier side are vulnerable to a bid as Bogle has entered the final 18 months of his contract.
In other Leeds news, there has been a finale in a major deal after a £7million Leeds bid was tabled.