Leeds getting close to striker transfer, player jetting in for talks tomorrow - reliable journalist
By Harry Sykes
Leeds are getting closer to a deal with NEC Nijmegen’s young striker Jay-Roy Grot, according to a reliable journalist.
According to Phil Hay, a journalist with the Yorkshire Evening Post, the player is jetting in for talks with Leeds on Wednesday.
Transfer latest – deal for NEC Nijmegen's Jay-Roy Grot getting closer; he's due in England for talks with Leeds tomorrow. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 22, 2017
The 19-year-old striker has come up through the youth ranks at NEC Nijmegen and has broken into the senior team despite his age.
He has made 35 appearances in total, scoring six goals, and has also made six appearances for the Netherlands Under-19s.
Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen said that he would move “fast” to sign a new striker following Chris Wood’s departure from the club.
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Wood was omitted from the Leeds’ squad that played Sunderland on Saturday, although he wasn’t missed with the team going on to win 2-0.
He subsequently sealed his move to Premier League side Burnley, leaving Leeds in need of goals.
To make matters worse current striker Caleb Ekuban was injured in the game, meaning that Leeds have been left light up top.
Leeds fans will be hoping that if the club do sign Grot, that they seek more striker recruits, with the youngster still untested at Championship level.