It is now the final week of the January transfer window and Leeds United are still yet to sign a striker for Thomas Christiansen’s first-team.
The perfect solution to Leeds’ problem lies just down the road at Yorkshire rivals Bradford, and the Whites must join the reported hunt with Tony Pulis’ Middlesbrough for the prolific Charlie Wyke.
The Mirror claimed in their live transfer blog on Wednesday [11:15am] that Middlesbrough are chasing Wyke, who is said to be rated at £5million by manager Stuart McCall.
It is understood that several Championship clubs are interested in the 25-year-old centre-forward, and Leeds fans had better hope that their club is one of them because the Valley Parade goal machine is exactly what they need at the moment.
Wyke would likely be within the Whites’ price range and he has been in top form this season, scoring 13 goals in all competitions, as well as supplying seven assists.
Not one member of the Leeds squad can boast a record like that this season and if Pulis is keen on signing him at Middlesbrough, in a team that boasts Britt Assombalonga, Ashley Fletcher and Martin Braithwaite, then he could certainly do a job in Christiansen’s side.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga may have shown glimpses that he can be the goalscorer that is needed at Elland Road, but a player who has been in form for the entire season and is experienced in the English Football League is surely a better option.
In other Leeds United news, fans on Twitter are furious after it was announced that yet another midfielder has left Elland Road.